We thank the Consortium for the Protection of Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene Superiore for the concession of these maps.
From UNESCO Heritage Site Hills – Conegliano Valdobbiadene Docg
Valdellövo vineyards are located in the ancient county of Collalto di Susegana and in Pieve di Soligo, in the “buffer zone” location of the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This important acknowledgement recognizes not only the geologicaland outstanding landscape of the territory, but also the skilful work of the producers in creating a unique mosaic of extraordinary plots of land making this a place of nature and poetry. The UNESCO site includes a major part of the Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita area also producing Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Valdellövo.
Its position between the sea and the Prealps ensures a mild climate, with an average temperature during the year of 12.3°C and constant breezes, which allow the grapes to dry quickly after it has rained. The area is characterized by frequent heavy showers in the summer, with average rainfall of 1250 mm.
The hills stretch from east to west, so they have a south-facing slope – on which the vineyards benefit from excellent exposure to sunshine – and a northern slope, usually covered in woodland. The altitude varies between 100 and 500 m and guarantees good differences between day- and night-time temperatures, so that the aromas develop well in the grapes.
For over three hundred years, the Glera grape variety has found an ideal environment in these hills. It needs water, but this must on no account become stagnant: the gradient of the hills ensures that rainfall always drains away.