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    The origins of the denomination "Prosecco"

    Le origini del nome

    Prosecco wine, loved and appreciated around the world for its sparkling taste and refinement, has a rich and fascinating history. But where does the name "Prosecco" come from and what are its origins?

    The term "Prosecco" finds its roots in the ancient village of Prosecco, located near the city of Trieste, in northeastern Italy. It is precisely in this region that the first vines of what would become the Prosecco grape variety were grown many centuries ago. The very name of the village, Prosecco, derives from the Slavic language "prozek" or "proseka", which means "to cut", probably referring to the pruning techniques used to cultivate the vines.

    The origin of the Prosecco grape variety can be traced back to ancient times, but it is only in the last few centuries that it has gained notoriety and popularity. The Veneto region, with its temperate climate and fertile soil, has provided ideal conditions for growing Prosecco grapes. Over the years, the locals have perfected wine production techniques, managing to obtain a superior quality product.

    The name "Prosecco" has gained notoriety and recognition thanks to its long winemaking tradition and unique characteristics. However, it is important to underline that the term "Prosecco" was initially used to indicate both the wine and the grape used to produce it. Over the years, the "Prosecco" denomination was officially recognized as a protected geographical indication (PGI) in 2009, and subsequently as a controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin (DOCG) in 2019.

    The DOCG designation is a prestigious recognition reserved only for wines of excellence and underlines the quality and authenticity of the Prosecco produced in certain areas of the Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. This acknowledgment has contributed to further enhancing the name "Prosecco" and consolidating its reputation as one of the most appreciated wines in the world.

    In addition to its historical and geographical significance, the name "Prosecco" has become an identity brand for Italian wine. It is synonymous with elegance, freshness and food and wine pleasure. The image it evokes is that of enchanting places, undulating hills covered by well-kept vineyards and moments of conviviality with friends and family.

    Today, Prosecco wine is widely appreciated and consumed around the world. Its versatility makes it suitable for any occasion.

    And you, which Prosecco are you?