Prosecco Superiore vs Prosecco DOC: what is the difference?

After tasting Prosecco for the first time, many people naturally wonder what the difference is between Prosecco Superiore DOCG and what is commonly referred to as Prosecco DOC. These acronyms carry with them a substantial difference, which has to do above all with the area of production and the practical way in which the wine is made.

Prosecco DOC

The production area of Prosecco DOC is much larger than the other, and in most cases the vineyards are located on the plain or similar flat land. Processing of this type is almost entirely carried out by special machinery, and in most cases Prosecco DOC is produced in large volumes to meet the needs of consumers and large-scale distribution. Also for this reason, the cost of Prosecco DOC is very low.

Prosecco Superiore DOCG

The vineyards that produce Prosecco Superiore DOCG are located on hilly terrain, and the raw material is processed by hand. The wine obtained from these processes is characterised by its great refinement, but also by a much lower production volume than that of Prosecco DOC. This wine is in fact made for a much smaller but much more demanding public.

The DOCG designation is usually reserved for those wines that have already had the DOC label for at least five years. In both cases, the wines must still pass rigorous organoleptic tests, and in the case of Prosecco Superiore DOCG also a careful sensory evaluation by various wine authorities. Unlike Prosecco DOC, moreover, Prosecco Superiore DOCG is produced in a much more restricted area that includes the areas of Conegliano, Valdobbiadene and Asolo.

The Casanova Prosecco solutions

If you are still undecided, you can always decide to try both solutions by choosing our Casanova Prosecco DOC or Casanova Prosecco DOCG.