Prosecco fans, it is celebration time!
After several years, the nomination process for the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene to join the UNESCO World Heritage Site list has finished with a successful result for Italians.
Photo: Bortolomiol instagram
Yes that is correct!
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the landscape where the delicious bubbles we’ve been loving for years are made.
So why did the site make the list? The UNESCO description reads: 1
“The landscape is characterized by ‘hogback’ hills, ciglioni – small plots of vines on narrow grassy terraces – forests, small villages and farmland. For centuries, this rugged terrain has been shaped and adapted by man. Since the 17th century, the use of ciglioni has created a particular chequerboard landscape consisting of rows of vines parallel and vertical to the slopes. In the 19th century, the bellussera technique of training the vines contributed to the aesthetic characteristic of the landscape.”
The Prosecco Hills now join the UNESCO list with such famous landmarks as The Great Barrier Reef, The Grand Canyon, Machu Picchu, and many more and will now be legally protected by international treaties.
These Hills are one of the oldest wine regions in Italy and are said to be one of the world’s best yet largely undiscovered wine regions. As the name suggests, these slopes are dedicated exclusively to grapes for Italy’s most prized sparkling wine and one that are becoming more popular on a global scale – Prosecco. 2
With an increase in popularity for Prosecco in Australia, some restaurants are going to the lengths of installing Prosecco fountains at their venues, to ensure customers are able to refill their glasses with the bubbly drink and have a never-ending supply! 3
Photo: The Winery Instagram
Where do you get your Prosecco?
At Euro Concepts, we have both the Il Colle and Bortolomiol brands, with both brands producing their Prosecco on the UNESCO World Heritage Site and as those who know these brands can attest – they are DELICIOUS!
Are you keen to try this Prosecco? Shop now at Euro Concepts.