The historical heart of Prosecco
“Given the huge – and growing – popularity of Prosecco, it’s a good bet that a lot of that Italian fizz will be uncorked during the holidays, especially on New Year’s Eve. A lot of it will be from the broad Prosecco DOC production zone. Most of that wine is inexpensive, sure, but for not that much more money, you can buy a Prosecco Superiore from the smaller heart of Prosecco, the Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG area.
“The Conegliano Valdobbiadene zone is a stunning landscape of hillside vineyards in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy. The area is wedged between the Dolomite mountains, which protect the region from more extreme northerly weather, and the plains that make up much of the Prosecco DOC zone.
“’I’ve visited a lot of wine regions, and I really believe Valdobbiadene is one of the most beautiful,’ says Matteo Bisol, whose family has grown grapes in the area since the 1500s and produced wine since the late 1800s. …”
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