Territory

The Treviso foothills, especially those running from Valdobbiadene to Conegliano, have proven their pedigree in the cultivation of the vine for centuries.
Most of these hills emerged in the Tertiary era, formed from clay limestone, with yellow-bluish marl and ashen and skyblue sandstone. The physical-chemical composition of these soils is ideal for giving the grapes a specific character and bouquet, above all when combined with the temperature range between day and night due to the nearby mountains.

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This area of production covers sixteen municipalities across the foothills, where the vine is cultivated at altitudes ranging from 50 up to 500 meters above sea level, on 5,000 hectares of vineyards with an average annual production of around 43,000 tones of grapes.
Inside this area, in the territory of San Pietro di Barbozza, there's a micro-zone covering 106 hectares of selected plantings, where Valdobbiadene Cartizze Superiore DOCG is produced. The multitude of unique chemical-physical properties of the soil, the exposure, the slopes, the altitudes and the microclimates help to create the kind of diversity which defines the various varieties of Prosecco grown in this area. The hilly area consists of parallel chains that run east-west, between the river Piave to the west, and the river Meschio and the Crevada stream to the east, and is divided into two districts by the river Soligo. The western district is called the Mandamento di Valdobbiadene, and is made up of Valdobbiadene, Combai, Miane, Farra di Soligo, Col San Martino and Vidor hills; eastern part is called the Mandamento di Conegliano and covers the Conegliano, Carpesica, Ogliano, Feletto, Refrontolo, Susegana, Solighetto and Pieve di Soligo hills.
The earth that makes up these parallel chains of hills has different geological origins, covering three eras: the Secondary era, and precisely the early Cretaceous, middle Cretaceous and late Cretaceous periods, the Tertiary era, Miocene, Pliocene and Pontian periods, and the Quaternary era.
The hills of Conegliano, San Pietro di Feletto and Susegana are considered alluvial phenomena starting in the Miocene era and continuing until the ice age, generally consisting of heavy, partly fertilized soil that is dark red in colour. The hills of Vittorio Veneto, Carpesica, Scomigo, Ogliano and Colle Umberto on the other hand, are of morainic origin, formed in the Quaternary era, and consist of deep, permeable soil with abundant skeleton. The hills that run from Soligo to Farra di Soligo and Vidor, easily identified by their height and steep slopes, originate from the Pliocene and the Pontian eras, while the hills that extend from Serravalle eastwards to Cison di Valmarino and to San Pietro di Barbozza are made up of clayey limestone, marl and sandstone from the Miocene era, here the soil has the most renowned physical-chemical characteristics.

Finally, the hills that from Valdobbiadene run down to Vidor feature significant geological variations, being made from alternating morainic deposits, alluvial terraces, and alluvial fans. This is the land of Prosecco, where the typical bouquet, aromas and harmony of this wine have been produced for centuries. The Valdobbiadene-Conegliano district, with more than 100 sparkling wine companies, is one of the most important areas in Italy and the world for the production of this kind of wine.

Where Valdobbiadene Prosecco is Superiore

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    - ITALY

    - VENETO

    - CONEGLIANO AND VALDOBBIADENE DOCG PRODUCTION AREA

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    - VENETO

    - THE PROVINCE OF TREVISO

    - CONEGLIANO AND VALDOBBIADENE DOCG PRODUCTION AREA

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    - CONEGLIANO AND VALDOBBIADENE DOCG PRODUCTION AREA

A LAND THAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
The production area is situated in the northeast of Italy, between Venice and the Dolomites. The area, enclosed between the towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, is limited to 15 hillside municipalities.
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    - CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE SUPERIORE DI CARTIZZE ZONE

SUPERIORE IN EVERY OCCASION
Cartizze Superiore is produced in a small subarea of only 107 hectares, in the town of Valdobbaidene and is the most important expression of the appellation.