Have you ever wondered what makes Prosecco DOC unique? We are talking about the most famous Italian sparkling wine in the world, with more than 600 million bottles produced per year. We went all the way to Treviso with Sissi Baratella, enologist and wine writer, to find out more about the secrets of authentic Prosecco DOC.
Why authentic, you may ask? Because, even today, Prosecco DOC has to defend itself from counterfeiting and plagiarism - and this is also what the Consorzio di Tutela del Prosecco DOC is working on, to protect and monitor such an important denomination.
Prosecco DOC - the real one - is produced only in 9 provinces of North-Eastern Italy. The provinces are scattered between Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia,Treviso, Belluno, Pordenone, Udine, Gorizia, Vicenza, Padua, Venice and Trieste. An all-Italian excellence highly successful abroad, representing almost 80% of the total market.
But what is this worldwide success due to? To what do we owe that fine perlage typical of Prosecco, which enchants people all over the world? To a very precise production process which takes its name from an iconic enologist of the end of the 1800s: Federico Martinotti.