Asolo Prosecco. The Pearl. The City of A Thousand Horizons.
Asolo DOCG & Its Prosecco
The Grape of Asolo
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Types of DOCG Prosecco
Prosecco comes in both sweet and dry but is first categorized by its perlage or effervescence. Spumante (Sparkling), Frizzante (Semi-Sparkling), and of course, Tranquilo which is the Still Version. There is also the question of sweetness… Not all Spumantes are sweet. Many are dry. Sweetness is categorized by the level of residual sugar a Prosecco has. So from dry to sweet, it goes as follows, extra brut, 0 – 6 gr/l sugar;
brut, below 12 gr/l sugar; extra dry, 12 – 17 gr/l sugar; dry, 17 – 32 gr/l sugar. Prosecco above above 32 gr/l of sugar, is forbidden for Prosecco.
The Town of Asolo
Surrounded by medieval charm and history, this laid back town is full of comfortable cafes, wine bars, and great restaurants. The surrounding hills cradle the vineyards around it. Sweeping views are around every corner if you know where to look. Rich in art, culture, and history, it holds intrigue for all. And then, of course, there is the wine. Today a region worth celebrating. Not only for its rich wine history but the impact it has on today’s markets around the world.
Asolo History Highlights
Turn the clock back for a moment to the Medieval Ages in Asolo to discover a remarkable town and wine region. Known as the “City of One Hundred Horizons”, Asolo was home to the Veneti (Venetians). Owned by feudal lords and the noble family Ezzelino. The family gained notoriety in later years as one of the heirs was quite tyrannical. His name? Ezzelino III da Romano. As a nobleman and a soldier, he had advantages that eluded his peers.
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