Borgoluce: into the heart of nature
July 22nd, 2020
With our Wineroads we will take you to the wine region of the Conegliano and Valdobbiadene hills for an invigorating experience in the heart of nature. We are in Borgoluce, an estate where eco-sustainability and biodiversity yield rich harvests, and wine and the products of the soil express all the values the estate stands for: attention, care and respect for natural resources.
The estate of the Princes of Collalto dates back over a thousand years and today comprises 1,220 hectares of land. Today, Ninni and Caterina di Collalto are at the helm of the Borgoluce estate, achieving the perfect balance between tradition and innovation, driven by the desire to protect the delicate, fundamental harmony of the surrounding environment. Sitting on the terrace we can appreciate the unspoilt landscape around us, tasting wines that tell the story of this land: the Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG, the brand new Rosé, the red Cabernet and Merlot, the Pinot Grigio and many others. Lodovico Giustiniani, Caterina's husband and manager of the estate, guides us on a tour of the winery,a new construction that fully reflects Borgoluce’s philosophy: an eco-sustainable building powered by the use of clean energy.
One of the wonders we visit with the Nexa Wineroads is the Borgoluce organic pool - a pond of naturally crystal clear water, completely free of any chlorine or other chemical disinfectants. The gravel and rocks create a natural filtering system, while special plants around the pool perform phyto-purification. This is what it means to immerse yourself in nature's beauty: a feeling of peace and wellbeing in front of the stunning panorama of the Valgranda.
When lunchtime comes around, the choice is tongue-tingling: both at Frasca and Osteria di Borgoluce the menu is inspired by tradition and made of fresh, wholesome ingredients. Rosa Riflesso, the delicate Extra Brut sparkling wine that, according to the producers, represents the natural expression of the land around us, is poured into our goblet.
Finally, a few kilometers from Borgoluce, the walled city of Conegliano offers art lovers two historical gems: the altarpiece by Giambattista Cima in the Cathedral and the frescoed Hall of the Battuti (Flagellants).
The journey continues with the Nexa Wineroads, dedicated to "slow" tourism, a travel philosophy that promotes and introduces us to the territories of excellence. Next week we will move to Friuli-Venezia Giulia to visit the Venica&Venica winery, the epitome of the Collio wine tradition.
Photo © Borgoluce (foto banner, photogallery 1 e 2)