Borgoluce

Rive di Collalto Prosecco Valdobbiadene DOCG Extra Brut – 2021

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.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

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
  • Exposure: East, Southeast
  • Soils: Hills of morainic origin, clay soils with a high concentration of calcium carbonate
  • Climate: Hot summers that aren’t oppressive, average diurnal temperature change 60ºF
  • Vine Training Systems: Double arched cane / Sylvoz method
Harvest Notes
  • Harvested mid-September
  • Soft pressing
  • Slow fermentation with select yeasts at 64ºF
  • Aged 5 months on fine lees at 50ºF
  • Prise de mousse: Charmat method
  • Refermentation in stainless steel tanks at 59-61ºF, stabilization at 30ºF
  • Microfiltered to separate yeasts before bottling
Winemaker's Notes

From the “Rive” (very steep hillsides) of the Collalto hills, an extreme brut that allows full expression of the fruit. Dry and harmonious on the palate. A broad bouquet with hints of white flowers, lily of the valley and green apple.

Wine Summary

100% Glera; Alcohol: 11.5%; soils clay with a high concentration of calcium carbonate, on the steepest part of hill “Rive”, at the southern edge of Valdobbiadene near the Piave river; harvested mid-September, soft press & slow ferment at 64ºF in stainless steel tanks, wine aged on fine lees 5 months; Charmat method secondary fermentation at 59-61°F in tanks; cold stabilized at 30°F; microfiltered before bottling.

Technical Information
  • 100% Glera
  • Alcohol: 11.5%
  • Total Acidity: 6.0 g/l
  • pH: 3.20 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 3.0 g/l
  • Dry Extract: 19 g/l
  • Pressure: 5.0 bar

Reviews

92 Points

#73 of Enthusiast 100: The Best Wines of 2023

EDITORS’ CHOICE

Grown high in the hills of Valdobbiadene on very chalky soils, this wine proves that not all Prosecco are the same. Lifted aromas of fresh green apples, lemon zest, crushed chalk and heady white-flower aromas. Cool and crisp on the palate, with a rush of mixed orchard fruits and blanched almonds finishing with persistent minerality and fresh acidity.

https://www.wineenthusiast.com/toplists/enthusiast-100-2023/

Wine Enthusiast, October, 2023

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