Mionetto: since one hundred years in the Prosecco territory

A stretch of vines as far as the eye can see on soft and sinuous hills; this is the land of Valdobbiadene, where Mionetto has worked for over one hundred years.

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. While some slopes roll gently towards the valley, others are much steeper. For protection from the prevailing cold alpine winds and icy rains from the North, vines are on Southern slopes. And SE slopes are best. They face the morning sun, benefiting from the early sunlight and a morning jolt of CO2, needed for sugar production.

The climate

The climate is generally temperate: the area is protected by the Alps to the North and warmed by the winds of the Adriatic Sea to the East, mitigating the temperature in summer and producing rainfall that favors the proper growth of vines. In late summer, the area is characterized by great temperature variations between day and night, enabling the growth of aromatic substances in the grapes as they mature.

Prosecco areas

The area dedicated to the cultivation of the Glera grapes is located in the North-East of Italy, between the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions with a total area of 24,000 hectares, and the presence of 13,000 producers and 375 cellars.

Prosecco DOCG area:
Vines stretch as far as the eye can see over the gentle rolling hills. The Prosecco di Valdobbiadene area along with the Conegliano acquired on April 1st 2010 the Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin (DOCG). The new regulations aimed to protect the wine produced in the 15 municipalities in this hilly area, with grapes grown between 50 and 500 meters above sea level, and where the best quality Prosecco is produced. 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 after year. 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 floral notes with delicate hints of honey, green apples and crabapples with a long lasting perlage. 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 notes of acacia flower.

Conegliano DOCG area:
Soil characteristics: mainly clayey. Wine characteristics: medium bodied, ripe fruit, sage, spices scents, notes of apple.

The Mionetto's DOCG sparkling wines result from a close and 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.

Prosecco DOC area
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 of five provinces of the Veneto region (Treviso, Venezia, Padova, Belluno - this is only 4) and four in the Friuli - Venezia Giulia one (Gorizia, Pordenone, Trieste e 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, 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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