Conegliano Valdobbiadene is ideal for all sorts of occasions from the aperitif to the whole meal.
Made from the Glera grape variety, Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore is a D.O.C.G. sparkling wine produced in the hills of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene. The denomination name comes from the zone’s twin capitals: Conegliano, the cultural capital, that was the site of Italy’s first School of Winemaking, where this wine’s production method was perfected.
The Production area of Prosecco
The Valdobbiadene area is full vineyards of extraordinary beauty. Here, each winery, mixing the grapes from the various micro-zones of the area, creates perfect cuveé which are famous all over the world. Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore may be enjoyed in 3 versions: Brut, Extra Dry and Dry, classified according to their level of residual sugar.
While the Prosecco is renowned to be the ideal aperitif wine, it can be, however, tasted also throughout a meal, particularly in the Brut version.
Naturally, Conegliano Valdobbiadene goes perfectly with the typical flavours of its area of origin, but it incredibly versatile, and can therefore, be paired with lots of different contemporary – and even international dishes.
The taste characteristics to bear in mind when pairing it with food must be fragrancy, lightness and delicacy, three of the distinctive aspects defining the Prosecco Superiore.
Conegliano Valdobbiadene should be served at a temperature between 6° and 8°C, in a fairly large, tulip-shaped glass, which allows to appreciate its aromas. To show off the qualities of this wine to the full, Riedel specifically designed the Prosecco Superiore glass, with a long stem so that your hand stays well away from the bowl. This glass has the perfect shape for appreciating all of the wine’s flavors and aromas. Flutes or coupes are not recommended.