Mionetto: since one hundred years in the Prosecco territory
Mionetto has become a flagship for the area and a shining example of Prosecco production on the international scene. The beauty of the hills takes in many physical forms. Some slope gently towards the valley, while others drop down more steeply. These forms draw exceptional lines and shapes.
Vines stretch as far as the eye can see over the gentle, rolling hills. This is the Prosecco di Valdobbiadene area that on 1st April 2010, with the Conegliano one, acquired the Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin (DOCG). The aim of the new regulations is to protect the wine produced in the 15 municipalities in this hilly area, where grapes grown between 50 and 500 meters above sea level, and where the best quality Prosecco is produced, by officially declaring its “superiority” over Prosecco from the neighbouring areas where cultivation has spread to over the last few decades. The highest quality DOCG production remains in the historic “Superiore di Cartizze” micro-area, which is only 107 hectares in size but produces outstandingly opulent wines year in year out. Under the new regulations the grape variety has adopted the old name Glera, which is a synonym of Prosecco. The Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore has scents of flowers, with delicate hints of honey, green apples and crabapples among a thousand vegetal and floral aromas recalling the nature. The wine’s most obvious sensory characteristics are the pale colors, soft and never too intense, its delicate aromas. The grape variety Glera (the base for Prosecco) finds here the ideal characteristics to best express itself: the winters are long, but not too cold, while the summers are hot, but not sweltering.
Valdobbiadene DOCG area:
Soil characteristics: mainly alluvial, calcareous and marly. Wine characteristics: light bodied and elegant, balanced acidity, fresh fruit scents of green apple, pears, peaches and apricot, floral nuances of acacia flower.
Conegliano DOCG area:
Soil characteristics: mainly clayey. Wine characteristics: medium bodied, ripe fruit, sage, spices scents, notes of apple
Mionetto's DOCG sparkling wines are the fruits of close, long-term co-operation between the winery and the best winegrowers in the area. This century-long, consolidated relationship guarantees careful selection of only the finest grapes.
The Prosecco DOC (Controlled Denomination of Origin) area was established in 2009. The DOC area is located in the North-East of Italy and comprises five provinces in Veneto (Treviso, Venezia, Padova, Belluno) and four in Friuli - Venezia Giulia (Gorizia, Pordenone, Trieste and Udine). As the wines from Treviso and Trieste area of high quality and Prosecco grapes are traditionally cultivated here, producers are allowed to add the name “Treviso” and “Trieste” to the Denomination. Under the new regulations introduced in 2009, the grape variety has adopted the old name Glera, which is a synonym of Prosecco.
Soil characteristics: very diversified, from stony to clayey or sandy.
Wine characteristics: less intense and persistent than DOCG, more or less floral and fruity depending on the soil.
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