Val d'Oca: The Art of Prosecco in the Heart of DOCG
Of the total 1,000 hectares managed by our 600 winegrowers, more than half extends into the excellent DOCG territories of Valdobbiadene and Asolo. These include lands considered cru, such as the “Rive”. This Venetian dialect term identifies the steeply sloping areas of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene hills.
The Rive are tiny territories, requiring long and arduous manual labor (800 hours/hectare compared to the 150 hours/hectare of mechanization in the plains). However, their grapes, strictly hand-picked, achieve a recognized superior quality, which is why they are indicated on the label as a specific geographical unit.
Although often very close to each other, the differences between the Rive are significant. Therefore, each winegrower’s skill lies in the ability to choose the most suitable agronomic techniques each year, based on the changing climate, to make the most of the soil’s characteristics. Learn more about our Val d’Oca Prosecco, the heart of Valdobbiadene Prosecco.