The Collaltos carry on a family legacy as owners and tenants of 3200 acres of land north of Venice given to their family over one thousand years ago. The signs of history, culture and nature co-exist with farming practices that fully respect what is a centuries-long tradition passed down by the Collalto family. 160 acres of farmland are given over to vineyards for the production of Borgoluce wines and sparkling wines. The Valdobbiadene D.O.C.G. region is home to the vineyards of Borgoluce’s finest Prosecco.
A perfect aperitivo option, the 2013 Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Rive di Collalto Extra Dry is slightly sweet, with foamy perlage and many layers of intense fruit flavors. White peach and honeydew melon are in prime view but the sparkler follows through with chopped mint and crushed granite as well.
Borgoluce is a relatively new brand that showcases Prosecco Superiore from both the Conegliano and Valdobbiadene parts of the appellation.
Borgoluce’s 2013 Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Rive di Collalto is precise and nicely sculpted, with plenty of green pear, peach and flowers. Drink this tightly-wound, energetic Prosecco over the next few years.–Antonio Galloni