Borgoluce

Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene DOCG Brut – NV

Region: Italy - Veneto

Borgoluce

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.

Grapes / Soils

Glera clay with high concentration of calcium carbonate

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Vineyards are in the hills between Valdobbiadene, Susegana and Collalto.
  • Size of vineyard: 53 acres
  • Soil compostiion: Calcium carbonate, clay, iron
  • Training method: Silvoz-double Guyot
  • Elevation: 150-240 feet
  • Vines/acre: 3,300
  • Yield/acre: 13.5 tons
  • Exposure: East South-East and East North-East
  • Year Vineyard Planted: 1999-2004
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest Time: Early September.
  • Fermentation: Soft pressing of the whole grapes is followed by slow fermentation with carefully selected yeasts at 10°C.
  • Aging on “fine lees” for 4 months.
  • Prise de mousse charmat method, refermentation in autoclaves at 15-16°C, stabilization at -1°C.
  • Duration of the cycle is 35 days.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Glera grapes.
  • Grown on soils of clay with high concentration of calcium carbonate.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged for 4 months.
  • Bottled micro-filtered.
Technical Information
  • Varietal Composition: 100% Glera
  • First Vintage of this wine: 2007
  • Number botles produced: 65,000
  • Alcohol: 11.5%
  • pH level: 3.2
  • Residual sugar: 8.0 g/l
  • Acidity: 5.8 g/l

Reviews

90 Points

Crisp, clean and linear, this elegant sparkler has delicate, enticing aromas of spring blossom, fleshy white stone fruit and wild herb. The dry, tangy palate delivers yellow pear, Rennet apple, lemon zest and white almond alongside a foaming mousse and bright acidity.

© Wine Advocate, December, 2019

General Info

Country Italy
Region Veneto
Appellation(s) Valdobbiadene
Proprietors Trinidad, Giuliana, Ninni & Caterina Collalto (mother & daughters)
Founded 938 A.D.
Winemaker Elisa Confortin
Annual Production 12,000 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable/organic