Asolo Prosecco DOCG

Asolo Prosecco  See Veneto map, ref #2

Note: All sparkling wines from this denomination—which is to say, nearly all its wines—qualify for the Superiore adjective; only the still and frizzante versions do not.

History: Established as a DOCG in 2009; former alternative name Colli Asolani Prosecco deleted in 2014
Vineyard Area: 864 ha / 2,134 acres (2018)
Production: 127,500 hl / 1,420,000 cases (2019)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Glera
Styles and Wine Composition:
  • Bianco (Wh, WhFr, WhFrSw): Minimum 85% Glera; maximum 15% Bianchetta Trevigiana, Perera, and/or Verdiso
  • Spumante Superiore (WhSp, WhSpSw): Minimum 85% Glera; maximum 15% Bianchetta Trevigiana, Chardonnay, Perera, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Nero, and/or Verdiso
  • Sui Lieviti (Spumante Superiore)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, and Pinot Nero can be grown and vinified only in a defined part of the denomination
  • Sui Lieviti wines are wines from a single harvest that are fermented in bottle, beginning between March 1 and June 30, V+1, and left undisgorged
  • Minimum alcohol level: 5% for Bianco; 11.0% for Spumante Superiore
  • Residual sugar: Sui Lieviti must be brut nature; other spumanti can range from brut to demisec
  • Aging: For Sui Lieviti, minimum 90 days on the lees (ERD June 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 07/23/2019