The Reserve wines
In the early 1990s, Collalto took the step of carefully defining the individual styles of the four wines which at that time--and still today--were the winery’s iconic creations, each wine the fruit of a sapient blending process of the finest fruit from each individual harvest.
Schenella I is the offspring of the marriage of four noble varieties, Manzoni bianco, Chardonnay, Rhine Riesling, and Sauvignon blanc, a combination that makes it one of our most fragrant and refined wines. Hardly less exceptional is Vinciguerra I, an amalgam of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc, and Carmenère that emphatically communicates the characteristics of its three component varieties.
Schenella I and Vinciguerra I bear the DOC Colli di Conegliano appellation, a recent denomination, introduced in 1993, to highlight the unusual viticultural qualities of the Conegliano area.
Fewer than a dozen local producers have committed themselves over the years to the production of these two wine types, which require painstaking management of the vineyards and very demanding winemaking. Collalto is proud to have been the very first to take advantage of the new DOC and to produce these wines, and the growing trials that led to the design of the official production code were in fact carried out in Collalto’s own vineyards.
Rambaldo VIII is a vigorous red, a blend of Merlot, Cabernet sauvignon, and Refosco, along with contributions from other native red grapes.
Torrai Cabernet Riserva is a blend of the finest lots of Cabernet sauvignon, Cabernet franc, and Carmenère, which then matures in small oak barrels.