Borgoluce

Rive di Collalto Prosecco Valdobbiadene DOCG Extra Brut – 2022

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 of whole grapes
  • Slow fermentation with selected yeasts in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 64ºF
  • Aged on lees 5 months at 50ºF
  • Secondary fermentation using Charmat method in pressurized stainless steel tanks at 59-61ºF
  • Cold stabilized at 30ºF
  • Microfiltered before bottling to remove yeasts
Winemaker's Notes

From the “Rive” (very steep hillsides) of the Collalto hills, an extremely dry wine that allows for full expression of the fruit. Straw yellow in the glass with fine perlage.  A broad bouquet with hints of white flowers, lily of the valley and green apple. Full bodied, rich and intense yet crisp and harmonious on the palate.

Wine Summary

100% Glera; alcohol: 11.5%; soils clay with a high concentration of calcium carbonate; vineyards on  the steepest part of the 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 pressurized tanks; cold stabilized at 30°F; microfiltered before bottling.

Technical Information
  • 100% Glera
  • Alcohol: 11.5%
  • Total Acidity: 6 g/l
  • pH: 3.20
  • Residual Sugar: 3 g/l
  • Extract: 19 g/l
  • Pressure: 5.0 bar

Reviews

92 Points

Airy and wickedly fresh, the 2022 Extra Brut Valdobbiadene Rive di Collalto lifts from the glass with a smoky blend of crushed apples and dusty dried flowers. This is quite mineral in style with a reverberation of zesty acidity, showing citrus-tinged pit fruits and sweet spice hints. It tapers off with admirable length and potent, leaving Granny Smith and candied lime notes to fade slowly. 2023 – 2028

Vinous, December, 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