About Prosecco DOCG

Above: The Franco family’s Villa Barberina in Valdobbiadene, a historic 18th-century villa in the heart of Prosecco country that the family has restored and converted into a bed & breakfast.

 

 

Only 1 out of 6 Prosecco bottles are classified as DOCG (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin), which represents the highest level of quality for Italian wines. Prosecco DOCG is more challenging to cultivate than Prosecco DOC because of the region’s higher elevation and extreme hillside terraced vineyards. The sloped vineyards provide the optimal drainage and sun exposure needed for producing superior quality grapes. Look for ‘Superiore’ on the label — it indicates that the Prosecco is from a DOCG area, and quality is guaranteed!

 

Nino Franco’s vineyards and winery are located in Valdobbiadene, in Italy’s northeastern Veneto region, at the foot of the Prealps. Valdobbiadene’s rich wine history can be traced back to ancient times, and the first written document linking the area to Prosecco dates back to 1772. In 2019, the hills of Conegliano Valdobbiadene were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of how winegrowers have dramatically shaped the unique landscape.