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Prosecco / Glera

Prosecco is actually an Italian sparkling wine made in Veneto, made from Glera grapes.  Up until 2009 the grapes for making Prosecco were also called Prosecco, but in order to protect the designated origin of Prosecco and prevent “Prosecco” from being produced in any region in Italy or abroad, the name was changed to Glera.  The DOC rules stipulate that Prosecco wines can be a blend of Glera and up to 15 percent other varietals. The village of Prosecco is located within the DOC production zone and there is a superior designation with stricter production rules, Prosecco Superior DOCG, in the hills of Conegliano-Valdobbiadene and Colli Asolani. 


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