Frassinelli | Prosecco
Founded in 1966 by Aldo Frassinelli, the Azienda Agricola Frassinelli Estate consists of 13 hectares and is presently run by his children Roberta, who is in charge of sales, marketing and exports, and Gianluca, who makes the wine.
Frassinelli's vines range in age from 10 to 25 years old and are planted on soils that are generally white limestone. Their stunning Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Extra Dry DOCG is made from 100% Glera and has its second fermentation in autoclave which lasts between 30 and 40 days.
The truly stellar, Prosecco Superiore DOCG Rive di Santa Maria di Feletto Millesimato, is made from one of the finest crus in Prosecco. The slopes of Rive di Santa Maria lie in the northernmost part of Conegliano Valdobbiadene, at an altitude of 220 metres above sea level. The grapes are hand-picked in the second week of September, and are always used to make a vintage wine. This has a lovely minerally edge to it, and is quite a bit drier than most Proseccos.
The first official Prosecco DOC Rosé was finally approved by the Consorzio Tutela del Prosecco in 2021. Made from Glera and between 10-15% Pinot Noir, the yield is restricted to 18 tons/hectare for Glera and 13.5 tons/hectare for the Pinot Noir. It will be “Millesimato” (or vintage) and at least 85% of the grapes must come from the specified year.