DOC area for still, sparkling and semi-sparkling wines in the two Italian regions of Veneto (in the provinces of Belluno, Padova, Treviso, Venice and Vicenza) and Friuli Venezia Giulia (in the provinces of Gorizia, Pordenone, Trieste and Udine). Prosecco was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019 in the "Cultural Landscape" category. The vast area covers over 24,000 hectares of vineyards. Antonio Carpenè (1838-1902) is considered the founder of Prosecco sparkling wine in the 19th century. The former IGT area was highly qualified in 2009. At the same time, the former DOC area Conegliano-Valdobbiadene was upgraded to the DOCG area Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Prosecco. The previously used grape variety name Prosecco is now protected by EU law exclusively as a designation of origin and no longer as a variety name. The grape variety Prosecco (Prosecco Tondo) is now called Glera, the grape variety Prosecco Lungo is now called Glera Lunga.
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