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Verdiso is a minor blending component in the Italian sparkling wine Prosecco.

Verdiso is a white Italian wine grape variety grown primarily in province of Treviso in the Veneto wine region of northeast Italy.[1] It is a permitted variety in the sparkling wine Denominazione di origine controllata DOC of Prosecco located north of the city of Treviso along the Piave river.[2]

DOC rules[edit]

To be used in Prosecco, Verdiso must be harvest to a yield no greater than 12 tonnes/hectare. The wine must be at least 85% Glera with Verdiso permitted to fill in the remaining 15% of the blend along with Chardonnay, Pinot gris and Pinot blanc. The finished wine must attain a minimum alcohol level of 10.5%. Separate bottlings of Prosecco containing Verdiso may be labeled as Superiore di Cartizze provided the wine attains a minimum alcohol level of 11% and be sourced only from grapes grown at the 1000 feet high vineyards on the hill of Cartizze.[2]


Over the years Verdiso has been known under a variety of synonyms including: Groppeta, Pedevendia, Perduti Perevenda, Peverenda, Verdia, Verdia de Campagna, Verdia Bianca di Conegliano, Verdiga, Verdiger, Verdisa, Verdisa bianca Trevignana, Verdisa Grossa, Verdisco, Verdise, Verdise Bianca, Verdisio, Verdiso Gentile, Verdiso Zentil, Verdisone, Verdiza and Verdisot.[3]


  1. ^ J. Robinson Jancis Robinson's Guide to Wine Grapes pg 20 Oxford University Press 1996 ISBN 0198600984
  2. ^ a b P. Saunders Wine Label Language pp. 193 Firefly Books 2004 ISBN 1-55297-720-X
  3. ^ Vitis International Variety Catalogue (VIVC) Verdiso Accessed: July 4th, 2012