Azienda Agricola Conte Collalto extends over a broad swath of the Prosecco Superiore DOCG: it cultivates a full 164 hectares, which has constituted a significant contribution to the viticultural and oenological history of Conegliano.
A Great Heart
Azienda Agricola Conte Collalto is the most extensive winegrowing estate in the Prosecco Superiore DOCG, with properties lying amidst sun-blest hills that boast a spectacular winemaking history, an area that the family has always cherished, fully respecting rigorous conduct and vineyard protection codes.
An additional aspect of this commitment is the family’s unceasing efforts to develop the intrinsic qualities and full potential of its estate vineyards; concomitant to that is a programme of wide- ranging experimentation, beginning with the introduction of the Wildbacher grape by Count Antonio Rambaldo in the 18th century and continuing with the fruitful collaboration with Prof. Luigi Manzoni in the early 19th century.
The native Collalto vine stands out with its well-aligned rows. Result of the innovative experiments of Professor Luigi Manzoni in the thirties of the last century. It is the kingdom of the Manzoni intercourse.
The 1930s witnessed a fruitful collaboration between the Collalto family and Professor Luigi Manzoni, at that time Director of the Royal Institute of Viticulture and Oenology in Conegliano, first of its kind in Italy.
This relationship made it possible for Manzoni to carry out experiments in the Collalto vineyards that led to the development of four noble wines from grape-variety crosses: Manzoni Bianco, a cross between Rhineland Riesling and Pinot Bianco; Manzoni Rosa, a Trebbiano-Traminer cross; Manzoni Moscato, a cross of Black Muscat and Raboso Piave; and Manzoni Rosso, a Cabernet-Glera cross.
These four outstanding wines have over the years garnered enthusiastic loyalty both from experts and from wine aficionados in Italy and across the globe.
Incrocio Manzoni Bianco 6.0.13
Riesling Renano per Pinot Bianco
Incrocio Manzoni Rosa 1.50
Traminer Aromatico per Trebbiano
Incrocio Manzoni Moscato 13.0.25
Moscato d’Amburgo per Raboso Piave
Incrocio Manzoni Rosso 2.15
Cabernet Sauvignon per Glera
It was born in 94 hectares of vineyards with an average production of 600,000 bottles per year. Prosecco Superiore Collalto is a prosecco of choice. It sends hints of herbs and flowers, and rounds the palate with notes of summer fruit.
A Remarkable Prosecco
Of the hectares planted to vineyard, a full 100 are dedicated to producing Collalto Prosecco Superiore; this, coupled with an annual production of high-quality wines, makes Conte Collalto one of the private producers most representative of the entire Prosecco Superiore zone.
The Collalto Prosecco is a Prosecco that truly stands alone: the perfumed, sun-kissed hills of Susegana produce its grapes, which a meticulously-monitored fermentation transforms into a cascade of mousse scenting of fresh herbs and spring wildflowers and a well-rounded palate whose hallmarks are a refreshing crispness and fragrant, well-ripened summer fruit.
Sensory alchemy that truly merits a toast: Sursum corda!
``Be an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement, land use or sea use that is representative of a culture (or cultures) or human interaction with the environment, especially when it has become vulnerable to impact of irreversible changes``. Criterio V
Outstanding Universal Value
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee, meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan in July 2019, has included the “Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene” on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Committee recognized the extraordinary universal value of the “Hills of Prosecco di Conegliano and Valdobbiadene” and highlighted how the protection of the rural landscape is guaranteed in particular by the production rules of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG, which promotes the maintenance of vineyards, ciglioni and other fundamental characteristics for the conservation of local traditions and the protection of biodiversity and associated ecosystems.