The Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superior produces sparkling wines of unparalleled quality-to-price ratios. This is a private body created to represent vine-growers, winemaking companies and bottlers from Conegliano Valdobbiadene and to safeguard the standards of what are now the D.O.C.G. criteria in crafting wines of the highest quality and distinct provenance. Their work is focused on three major areas: protection, promotion and sustainability. They improve sparkling production methods, provide assistance and training and supervise all stages of winemaking to guarantee the quality of this outstanding, Italian viticultural region. Prosecco Superiore exports to over 140 countries of which the United States ranks 6th export market rank for a total of 9.2 million bottles out of a total export of 35 million bottles, therefore 4.7% of the production.
Created in 1969, Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore was one of the first Italian appellations to earn D.O.C recognition, obtaining the D.O.C.G. status in 2009. These sparkling wines come from the historic area of Prosecco production, a unique, hillside terroir that is now in line to be recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Conegliano Valdobbiadene is situated in the northeast of Italy, between Venice and the Dolomites (at the foothills of the Alps), offering a mild, temperate climate ideal for grape growing, producing serious food wines with pairing versatility, showcasing a range of different styles, aromas and flavor characteristics.
We tasted four Conegliano Valdobbiadene proseccos and can attest to their superiority: Fagher Brut Le Colture, Andreola Col Del Forno, Casa Farive Extra Dry, and Mongarda Brut. These wines had a light and fruity taste and were very easy to drink. with a refreshing simplicity. We enjoyed sweet delicate aromas of wild herbs, white flowers, peach, pear, melon, green apple, and honeysuckle plus a crisp vibrancy. All displayed finesse and silky coherent between the nose and mouthfeel. These are very versatile wines, ideal as an aperitif, for parties, events and nights out because of the bright, pin-point bubbles and lightness, to say nothing of its affordability over Champagne. Very clean on the palate with prolonged flavor.