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What is Prosecco grape harvest yield?

When exploring the intricate world of Prosecco, a key aspect to understand is the grape harvest yield. This element plays a crucial role in the quality and character of Proseccos, like Bella Principessa Prosecco and Signorina Prosecco, which have captivated palates globally.

Prosecco DOC and DOCG Yield Norms

Prosecco grapes are cultivated under DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) and DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita). Prosecco DOC’s grape yield per hectare fluctuates between 12,000 and 18,000 kg. This range offers producers flexibility while maintaining quality.

In contrast, Prosecco DOCG, renowned for its higher quality, adheres to more stringent yield controls. Historically, yield levels in Prosecco DOCG, such as Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, were set at 13,500 kilos per hectare. Yields for Rive were around 13,000 kilos, and Cartizze, a highly prestigious sub-zone, was capped at 12,000 kilos per hectare​​​​.

Impact of the 2020 Reduction

In response to the global coronavirus crisis and its impact on sparkling wine consumption, the Prosecco consortium strategically decided in 2020 to reduce the maximum permitted yield.

This reduction to 12,000 kilos per hectare across the board was aimed at maintaining the value and market positioning of Prosecco DOCG. It reflects the consortium’s commitment to balancing market demands with preserving the distinctiveness and quality associated with Prosecco DOCG labels, like Bella Principessa and Signorina Prosecco​​​​.

Understanding Prosecco Grape Harvest Yield

The grape harvest yield is a testament to the meticulous care and strategic planning that goes into producing each bottle of Prosecco.

Whether it’s a glass of Bella Principessa or Signorina Prosecco, yield control is integral to delivering the sparkling joy and quality that Prosecco is celebrated for. By adhering to these stringent yield norms, Prosecco producers ensure that each sip reflects Italian winemaking’s rich heritage and exquisite craftsmanship.

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