White, red and rosé Prosecco DOC are the protagonists of an exclusive tour Prosecco Wine Tour, to discover the lands where Prosecco is produced. The tour created by Accademia Viaggi srl, lasts 3-8 hours and includes visits to famous wineries, with wine tasting moments.
The Prosecco Wine Tour starts from different locations including Venice, Treviso and Conegliano (pick -up at hotel) and crosses the territory of Treviso, touching characteristic and charming towns of Valdobbiadene and Asolo, known as the “city of a hundred horizons“.The tour allows to visit one or two wineries producing Prosecco DOC where guests can visit the crops and the production area, to know all the secrets and traditional techniques that make this wine so unique.
Call us to know the price of the Prosecco Tour dedicated to you, variable depending on the place of departure and the number of hours needed to visit all the points of interest chosen. Here are some of the possible stops that can be made during a Prosecco Tour:
SOME INFORMATIONS ABOUT PROSECCO: THE ITALIAN WINE CLASSIFICATION
D.O.C.G. (Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin): the wine is made to a very high standard in selected Italian regions. There are strict rules governing the production of DOCG wines, most obviously the permitted grape varieties, yeld limits, grape ripeness, winemaking procedures and barrel/bottle age of maturation. Every DOCG wine is subject to official tasting procedures.
DOC (Controlled Designation of Origin): wine is produced in compliance with very strict rules in a limited geographical area, of which the specific conditions give the caracteristic qualities.
IGT (Typical Geograohic Indication): wines from specific geographic areas and can be pretty nice for everyday drinking. The classification focuses on the region of origin, rather than grape varieties of wine styles.
VDT (Table Wines): basic level, local wine tables
THE STORY OF PROSECCO
The story of Prosecco Wine begins in the hilly area of Conegliano – Valdobbiadene, 50 Km far from Venice and about 100 Km from the Dolomites. After the DOC regulamentation (1969), the production area has been limited to just 15 small towns. In 2009 DOCG was introduced with two separate types of wine: Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG and the Asolo Prosecco Wine DOCG.
CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO DOCG
Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG is a sparkling wine produced exclusively in the hills of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene area. It is made from the Glera grape variety. The permitted grape yeld in the vineyards is 13.5 tonnes per hectare. Each vinery, by skilfully mixing the different grapes from micro-zones, creates the blends (cuvées). Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco superiore may be enjoyed in Brut, Extra Dry and Dry types.
Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG
The golden-hued wine that expresses absolute top quality within the denomination, Cartizze come from a sub-area that had its own specific regulations since 1969. The area covers just 107 hectares of vineyards and for this reason the Prosecco Cartizze is a very precious wine. The perfect combination of a mild microclimate and very ancient soils, made up of moraines, sandstone and clays, give this wines unique characteristics. The maximum yeld is of 12 tonnes of grapes per hectare.
Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Rive DOCG
The word Rive indicates. in the local way of speaking, the slopes of the steep hills that are characteristic of the area. Rive winesare often obtained from the most precipitous high-quality vineyards, from grapes grown in a single town or area, thus underlining the characteristics that a particular terroir gives to the wine. Within the denomination, there are 43 Rive and each one expresses
a diffenet and distinctive combination of soil, exposure and microclimate. In the Rive, yelds are reduced to 13 tonnes of grapes per hectare, the grapes are picked by hand only and the vintage is always shown on the wine label.
THE TYPES OF PROSECCO
Prosecco can be spumante (sparkling), frizzante (semi-sparling) and tranquillo (still), depending on its perlage. According to residual sugar, Prosecco wines are labelled “Brut” (max 12 g of residual sugar), “Extra Dry” (12-20 g) or “Dry” (20-35 g). Sweetness of Prosecco strictly depends from residual sugar.