the Glera grape was known as Prosecco (more precisely Prosecco Tondo). The
variety has an unclear origin and an even more complicated ampelographic history
due to the fact that several distinct varieties have been called
“Prosecco-something” in northeast Italy since the 18th century. The grape is
late ripening and prone to both fungal diseases and water stress. It is widely
planted in the province of Treviso.
is considered a semi-aromatic variety, although when grown on flat land with
unrestricted yields, it becomes rather neutral. If planted on south-facing
slopes with controlled yields, Glera produces wines with depth and character.
The wines are light, soft and refreshing with aromas of white flowers, lemon,
pear, apple and peach.