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
|Wine||Blend||Vine Age||Soil Type|
|Rive di Collalto Prosecco Valdobbiadene DOCG Extra Brut||Glera||Clay with high concentration of calcium carbonate|
Rive Collalto is located roughly half way between the towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene at the southern edge of the Valdobbiadene appellation within the Comune di Susegana and very near the Piave river. Vineyards within the località Castagnè. As all “Rive,” the vineyard is on the steepest part of the slope near the peak and is considered by the family to be their finest Borgoluce vineyard.
- Altitude: 650 – 985 feet
- Soils: Hills of morainic origin, clay soils with a high concentration of calcium carbonate
- Vine Training Systems: Double arched cane and Sylvoz method
- Climate: Temperate, hot summers that aren’t oppressive
- Average daily thermal excursion: 60ºF
- Harvested in mid-September
- Soft pressing of whole grapes
- Slow fermentation with carefully selected yeasts at 64ºF
- Aged on fine lees for 5 months at 50ºF
- Priese de mousse: Charmat method
- Refermentation in autoclaves at 59 – 61ºF
- Cold stabilization at 30ºF
- Microfiltered before bottling to separate yeasts
- Total prise de mousse duration 60 days
2019 is the inaugural vintage of Rive “Extra” Brut.” An extreme natural brut that allows full expression of the fruit. Dry and harmonious on the palate. A broad bouquet with hints of wisteria and acacia. Straw-yellow color. A very open fragrance, with persistent note of white flowers. Minute, fine and persistent perlage. Full, rich and intense on the palate.
2019 is the first vintage of Rive “Extra Brut;” 100% Glera; Alcohol: 11.5%; soils clay with a high concentration of calcium carbonate, on the steepest part of hill, at the southern edge of Valdobbiadene near the Piave river; base wine aged on fine lees 5 months; Charmat method with secondary fermentation at 59–61ºF and cold stabilization at 30ºF. Microfiltered at bottling.
- 100% Glera grapes
- Alcohol: 11.5%
- pH: 3.20
- Total Acidity: 6 g/l
- Residual Sugar: 3 g/l
- Dry Extract: 19 g/l
- Pressure: 5 bar
The 2019 Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Rive di Collalto Extra Brut takes some time to come together in the glass, slowly evolving with a subtle display of dusty flowers, pear and white smoke. It’s a round and pliant expression, with a mix of stimulating acids and minerals adding both energy and depth. There’s a beautiful symmetry here of both savory and sweet components, as this finishes dry with a hint of raw dough that lingers. 2020 – 2024
Flavors of yellow apple, lemon and honeydew melon are lightly tangy and ripe enough to balance the bone-dry finish in this clean, zesty Prosecco.
3 Glasses Points
TRE BICCHIERE / GAMBERO ROSSO
Austerity and quality are perfectly expressed in Rive di Collalto Extra Brut ’19, a Prosecco that succeeds in the difficult task of combining the delicacy and simplicity characteristic of the type, with the depth and finesse lent by the Collalto vineyards.
|Proprietors||Trinidad, Giuliana, Ninni & Caterina Collalto (mother & daughters)|
|Annual Production||12,000 9L cases|
|Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic)||Sustainable/organic|