“I spent my childhood with my grandparents in the hills of Prosecco tending their vineyards. I have so many memories of joy and fatigue. Originally, I had even planned on going to winemaking school but then changed my mind. I took a different path away from wine but, as we say, destiny always comes back knocking…” says Elena Moschetta, the owner of Biancavigna winery.
Elena Moschetta is the head of Bianca Vigna winery and her brother, Enrico Moschetta, has been producing Prosecco for 20 years. The wines are carefully farmed and crafted from three vineyards in Conegliano, Valdobbiadene.
In each Prosecco, Enrico tries to bring forth the beauty and true representation of the Glera grape. He uses tradition in the vineyards and modern technology in the cellar to bring harmony to every bubble.
Elena Moschetta explains: “Sitting with my husband and my brother one day, we started talking and thought, why don’t we start our own winery? We have beautiful vineyards which are managed by my brother, who is a winemaker, my husband’s company is one of the most important importers of French wines in Italy and so he can help with the commercialization, I have the administrative background and experience having grown up in the vineyards. So, we put all of our strengths together in 2004 when we opened, and it’s paid off. We’re truly a family business in every sense of the meaning. Biancavigna is not only the color of the Prosecco grape but also my daughter’s name, Bianca, as we hope the family tradition continues.”
This salmon pink sparkler is an intriguing blend of the typical Prosecco variety Glera and Pinot Nero. A very fine and persistent perlage opens to ethereal perfumes of spring flowers, orchard fruit and distinctive notes of red berries, enhanced by a delicate hint of aromatic herbs. The fresh and silky palate reveals rich fruit (white peach, cherry) to conclude in a refined finish with bright acidity.
Made from 100% Glera, the white Prosecco varietal, grown on the Estate’s hillside vineyards between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. This is a fragrant and elegant wine, offering enticing floral and ripe pear perfumes accompanied by a dry, savory palate with fresh acidity and notes of green apple, white peach and tangerine. It’s silky mousse and creamy palate finishes with a hint of salinity and bitter almond.
“Rive” in the local dialect refers to the steep slopes of the Conegliano/Valdobiaddene hills. In fact, BiancaVigna’s Rive di Soligo vineyard is positioned 380 meters (1247 feet) a.s.l. with a 70% slope, making vineyard work particularly laborious. The result, however, is a remarkable “Cru” Prosecco with a bright straw-green color and an inviting nose where minerals and mint are complemented by green apple and white peach. The palate is rich and creamy, with notes of peach and apricot and multilayered, refined floral notes. This is a very fine and elegant wine.