The Prosecco wine is produced with minimum 75% of Glera grapes and for the rest with local vine varieties (Verdiso, Bianchetta Trevigiana, Perera, Glera lunga, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio e Pinot Nero).
The history of Prosecco dates back to 3 centuries ago, even if the Glera grapes were already grown during Roman empire in the city of Prosecco, located in Carso area (Friuli Venezia Giulia region).
During 18th century, the cultivation of Glera was extended to all hills of Veneto and Friuli and also to the valleys of the regions.
At the beginning of 1900, thanks to the development of sparkling techniques, the Prosecco as known today was born: straw-yellow colour, floral and fruity aroma, fresh and light taste.
Based on the production area, the Prosecco is identified as follows:
- Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
- Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Rive DOCG
- Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG
- Asolo Prosecco DOCG
- Prosecco DOC Treviso
- Prosecco DOC
Cantine Vedova produces Prosecco wine under two different brands: Vedova and Casa Farive.
Both brands mark different types of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG and of Prosecco DOC.