Glera is a green-skinned grape variety that is native to northern Italy and is most commonly used to produce sparkling Prosecco wines. Glera grapes are highly productive and ripen late in the season, resulting in wines that are light-bodied, low in alcohol and high in acidity. The aroma of Glera wines is characterized by white peaches with an occasional soapy note, making it a refreshing summer beverage or aperitif. The name Glera was officially adopted in 2009 when Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Prosecco was promoted to full DOCG status. Glera is also grown in Slovenia and Australia, particularly in the King Valley. Glera/Prosecco is in fact several varieties, rather than a single one, and is also known by the local synonyms of Serprina, Prosecco Bianco, and Proseko Sciprina.