Prosecco di Valdobbiadene
Prosecco di Valdobbiadene refers to Prosecco sparkling wines that originate from the Conegliano Valdobbiadene area in the province of Treviso in Italy's Veneto region. Recently this area was designated as DOCG (see entry), to differentiate it from Prosecco made from other zones in Italy (as with those made in Friuli, for example). The primary grape is Glera (85% minimum), formerly known as Prosecco; other varieties allowed in small percentages include Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay and Verdiso. Most examples are moderately priced ($14-$18), are lightly sweet, and are meant for early consumption. (Wine/Appellations)