Let us precise one fondamental thing. Which is the difference between Prosecco and others sparkling wines? Prosecco is a kind of wine, obvious, mostly sparkling, who take its name from the omonimus grape, also know as Glera. This step is fundamental to understand that not every sparkling wine is a Prosecco! Other famous italian sparkling wine are for example Franciacorta, Alta Langa, Trento Doc, Asti. They are specific differents wines, not Prosecco!
Consider that on the region where the wineyards of Prosecco (Glera) grapes are allowed includes also the steep hills of Conegliano-Valdobbiadene – whom also are Unesco heritage – and Asolo, that are indeed the most vocated lands for this kind of grape.
Well, in this so fashinating lands, the soil can be so steep to forbide the mechanic harvest of the grapes and allow the manual only.
The INT3GRAL3 vines for example are cultivated with natural techniques, such as green manure, which allow the vines to maintain the right balance between the vineyard itself and the environment that surrounds it.
We only let you immagine what does this kind of cultivated and harvest means. So, for the producers, and the Veneto people as well, is quite sad to see embarrassing pseudo influencers or presumed ones opening Champagne bottles or whatever other wine coming from an anonimous land, calling them Prosecco…
On more, Prosecco is also the name of a little village in of Friuli Venezia Giulia region, from where is supposed the glera grape comes from.
So, let us suggest you which is one of the best things you can do to really appreciate this product: discover the Prosecco land, the grape and keep on listening to us. You will know everything necessary about the world of this wine.
First of all, the land. The land where is possible to grow Prosecco and vinify it is limited and shared between Veneto region and Friuli Venezia Giulia region. But note, not in all the territory of this regions is allowed, but just on those the institutions have signed as the storical and most vocated land. In this territory there also are two smaller regions know as Conegliano-Valdobbiadene and Asolo who includes the hillside only of the Veneto region, of the Treviso district.
Perfect, let us introduce a consquently concept: this division almostly identify which are the DOC and the DOCG definitions. Well, the concept of DOC and DOCG is something like AO and AOC for France. The Docg Conegliano-Valdobbiadene and Asolo DOCG are the hillside land of the Prosecco, whilst Prosecco Doc and Treviso Doc are the two most famous Prosecco Doc.
This should helps the customer to identify two different level of quality, but as ever exceptions exist and this not means that a good Prosecco or wine in general couldn’t come from a flat land. In fact quality often is connected to people, their philosophy and how they decide to work with grapes and land.
We of Integrale have decide a precise road, a way signed by the plant, who starts from the roots and end with the leaf passing through the grape. Integrale means raw. As a cereal with its skin and those parts who preserves the most nutritive elements.
Well, now that you have understand the difference between Prosecco Doc, Prosecco DOCG and others wines, we will explain you in the next articles some different producing techniques and the wines of Int3gral3 line.