ASTORIA | Producer in Treviso province in the Veneto region of Italy. Still wines are bottled under the Venezia DOC. Sparkling wines are bottled under the Prosecco Treviso DOC.

OWNER | Founded 1987. Now 4th generation. Privately owned by Giorgio Polegato (with whom we had lunch on Sunday 11th June 2017) and his brother Paolo. DOCG’s biggest private producer.

SALES & MARKETS | 2017 60% in Italy overall. Have invested in the Italian market, leader for 0n-trade. 40% export. USA main. UK (Manchester and London via Alivini. Mercanti in Bristol). Japan. Venice collection range. Packing/marketing is very important for them. Gave a big push to their marketing, Venetian dialect. DOC/DOCG, Cartizze in this range. Honor–30 year anniversary from Venezie DOC [still but now sparkling wines]. Prosecco does not appear on the label. So can be a Prosecco blended with eg. Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc.

HQ & SALES OUTLET | In Crevada.

STAFF | Enologist: Roberto Sandrin (in 2017).

TERROIR | 2017 The vineyards are under the direction of the company’s two agronomists. Within a 5-6km radius. Do not want grapes coming too far away from pressing area. Vines are in the townships of Soligo, Soligetto, Conegliano and until Faro di Soligo

VINEYARD AREA & WINE PRODUCTION | 2017 40ha of estate vines for Conegliano cru and vintage wines. 20% still wines eg. Marzemino passito. Make wine from 300ha in total. Also buy in from 100 local growers. 80% is fizz.

SPARKLING PINK WINES

VENEZIA DOC SPUMANTE EXTRA DRY ROSE’ MILLESIMATO | 2018 70% Raboso Piave, 30% Pinot Nero.11.5% alcohol. 15g/l residual sugar.

SPARKLING WHITE WINES

PROSECCO DOC TREVISO, GAGGIANDRE | Organic. From 3ha (300 quintals) of estate vineyards. Coolish site. Want to go 100% bio for estate grapes over the next few years. Launched in 2013. Organic works well in Italy, also Germany, northern Europe. / NV 100% Glera. 11%. Extra Dry. Passionfruit at the estate on Sunday 11th June 2017.

VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO SUPERIORE BRUT MILLESIMATO EXTRA DRY | 2016 11.5% Rive di Refrontolo. Has RS for cremosity. 16g/l at the estate on Sunday 11th June 2017.

VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO SUPERIORE MILLESIMATO EXTRA DRY, ASTORIA | 2016 11.5%. Sweetish and lemony. Looking to get some aromas into this. Creamy at the estate on Sunday 11th June 2017.

SPARKLING PINK WINES

VENEZIA DOC SPUMANTE EXTRA DRY ROSE’ MILLESIMATO | 2018 70% Raboso Piave, 30% Pinot Nero.11.5% alcohol. 15g/l residual sugar.

WHITE WINES

COLLI DI CONEGLIANO DOCG, MINA | Chardonnay, Incrocio. Quite phenolic at the estate on Sunday 11th June 2017.

RED WINES

CRODER2014 Bit sweet and sour with the oak at the estate on Sunday 11th June 2017.

SWEET RED WINES

FERVO PASSITO | A passito red. Marzemino. 4,000 bottles. 90 days drying natural gazebo. Tasted but no note at the estate on Sunday 11th June 2017.

CONTACT

Astoria Vini, Viale Antonini, 9 – I-31035 Crochetta di Montello (TV = Treviso), Italy / Tel+39 0423.6699