The bead, very long-lasting, is composed of tiny, almost pin-point bubbles.
The bouquet is immediately appealing, clean-contoured and precise, and distinctive for its elegance and finesse. It releases pronounced floral and fruit notes, plus a refreshing crispness that takes on a pleasant, minerally tang, backgrounded by a fragrant yeastiness that is judicious and well-integrated, somewhat surprising considering the wine’s lengthy ageing.


The palate is notable for its evident cellarability yet immediate enjoyability, for a complex, creamy mousse that offers an unexpected degree of smoothness, and for its hint of sweetness. The wine demonstrates impressive balance between nose and palate, intensity of flavours, and an ultra-appealing, long-lived finish

Growing Conditions

Vineyard location: Rive di Collalto Vineyard aspect: South Soil profile: Clay, morainic-derived


Yield: 120 q./hectare
Harvest period: 1-10 September


Vinification: The clusters are given a gentle pressing, after which the must is gravity-settled, then undergoes a controlled-temperature (18°C) fermentation in steel tanks. The wine matures sur lie in steel for 3-6 months.
Secondary fermentation: The Martinotti-Charmat Method is utilised to give the base wine its effervescence, and the sparkling wine then rests sur lie for the significant period of 9 months, after which it is stabilised, filtered, and bottled with a pressure in the bottle of 4.5 atmospheres.


Ageing: Nine months in steel pressure tanks, followed by 1-2 months in the bottle.


The wine displays a pale yet stylish straw-yellow, quite vibrant and luminous, even aristocratic,

Food Pairing

Rive di Collalto ISABELLA can be enjoyed throughout the meal, and in particular with preparations of fish, fried foods, and classic Veneto dishes such as nervetti (onion-seasoned pressed tendons of veal), fried brains of veal, and sauced bigoli.