Rive di Collalbrigo Costa is coming. Sommariva's Cru Extra Brut represents the contemporary way of drinking without sacrificing taste and quality.
Sommariva, in compliance with the new Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG production regulations, enriches its offering with bubbles for connoisseurs and presents its new Cru Rive di Collalbrigo Costa Extra Brut. A Prosecco Superiore with a resolute character, in step with the times. It will satisfy the most demanding palates always in search of an exclusive taste and a special sensorial experience.
THE SUPERIOR QUALITY OF THE “RIVE”
To the more attentive it won't go unnoticed the superior quality of the “Rive”. This analysis is an acknowledgement of the production regulations as evidenced by the maximum sensorial and qualitative expression of the grapes and wine in some areas of Glera cultivation in the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG region.
The Riva, which in our dialect indicates a slope so steep that it can only be negotiated on foot, represents a link with our origins. It is the legacy left to us by the ancient heroic viticulture of the hills of Conegliano Valdobbiadene. It is the symbol of the fortitude of the men before us who sensed, albeit with little means and little scientific knowledge, the advantages of hill cultivation and the importance of making rigorous production choices to obtain wines praised by tasters of history as “fine whites”.
The morphology and geological origins of our territory did the rest.
The Glera adapts itself like a glove to the “Rive”, of which there are only 43, all in the denomination Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG. Each of them are different and unique in height, in their exposure, in their different layers of soils and for the different microclimates that generate every meteorological condition. Each stage of cultivation is strictly manual, including the harvest. The very low yields and superior quality grapes are the synthesis of the work of man and the gifts of nature. They are returned to consumers as a sparkling wine with aromas, flavours and a unique and recognizable structure for each Riva.
EXCLUSIVE AND CONTEMPORARY
Exclusive and contemporary is the most suitable definition for the Sommariva Rive di Collalbrigo Costa Extra Brut, a sparkling wine that embodies the myth of hill wine. The olfactory finesse of the fruity and citrus scents. The very special hint of balsamic. The gustatory elegance in which the softness fades in favour of balance between flavour and freshness. The almost absence of sugars which lengthens the persistence and intensity of flavour. They combine to create a Cru that does not contradict the territorial imprint of its Riva, in the Sommariva tradition.
Collalbrigo Costa is a hill of fluvioglacial origin located near the hills of the town of Conegliano, in the south-eastern part of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG region. The soils of our Riva Collalbrigo Costa are composed of marls and clays of different colour and composition. They are of ancient Miocene origin and their texture guarantees a good supply of water to the vine which in turn translates into well-fed, ripe and healthy grapes. The north-south exposure ensures the right amount of sunshine, good ventilation and good temperature variations between day and night. These are the ideal conditions for the development of the varietal aromas of the Glera grape and the accumulation of the right amount of sugars and acidity that characterize the structure of the wine. A unique microclimate, an unmistakable taste for those who want to experience through a sip, a modern twist on the history and wine culture of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG.