It’s Time To Get To Know Asolo Prosecco DOCG

There is Prosecco, and then there is Prosecco DOCG. Prosecco is made in the Veneto region in northeast Italy. Prosecco DOCG comes from two specific areas within the Veneto region – Conegliano Valdobbiadene and Asolo. It is likely that you have heard of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG, but have you heard of Asolo Prosecco DOCG? Well it is time to learn about Asolo! Enjoy some highlights about the story that I wrote for

It's Time To Get To Know Asolo Prosecco DOCG

Located in Treviso, Asolo is located between Venice and the Dolomites. It is west of Conegliano Valdobbiadene which sits across the Piave river. Asolo Prosecco DOCG encompasses eighteen municipalities surrounding the ancient village of Asolo. The charming town of Asolo, which sits on a hill, dates back to the Roman Empire. Over the centuries it drew the attention of the wealthy Venetians who built their summer houses in Asolo. Asolo was part of Venice until Napolean defeated Venice and then fell under Austrian rule for a century.

It's Time To Get To Know Asolo Prosecco DOCG

Prosecco DOC produces 700 million bottles annually and Conegliano Valdobbiadene produces 100 million bottles per year. But Asolo only produces 24 million bottles per year, an increase from only three million bottles in 2014. Asolo is a small region but one worth knowing.

A few facts:

Asolo is a Cru of Prosecco.

Asolo Prosecco DOCG is a Metodo Martinotti sparkling wine. Made from the Glera grape, the sparkling wine is made in the tank, not in the bottle like Champagne. Like most sparkling wines, Asolo Prosecco DOCG comes in a few different styles.

Asolo Prosecco DOCG sparkling wines exude elegance with aromas of white blossom, pear, and crunchy apple with hints of herbs and minerality. Here are six producers to know and visit.

Read about the styles of Asolo Prosecco DOCG and meet some of the producers in the full story in