Torresella Pinot Grigio 2015
Excellent as an aperitif, it also goes well with rather elaborate fish recipes.
Torresella is a village in the countryside of Portogruaro; a site where the founder, Count Gaetano Marzotto, created his agricultural estate, including housing and recreational facilities for those who tended the land. After gaining expertise in 1952, as a pioneer in Prosecco, the family owned winery was born. Since its fruition in 1984, Torresella has produced authentic Venetian wines that reflect the estate's strong commitment to nature. This special relationship with the environment is symbolized on every label by the logo: a growing grapevine with a little egret bird (called garzetta), from Veneto’s distinctive ecosystem.
The wines are sustainably-farmed, using only natural products (not synthetically-derived) in the vineyards and using lightweight packaging to reduce their carbon footprint for years. As of 2012, the solar panels on the winery's roof have made the company completely energy self-sufficient. Beginning with the 2019 vintage Prosecco DOC and Pinot Grigio DOC wines, the vineyards have been awarded the SQNPI certification; an accolade which further shows their sustainable practices and agricultural environmentalism.
Producing every style of wine and with great success, the Veneto is one of the most multi-faceted wine regions of Italy.
Veneto's appellation called Valpolicella (meaning “valley of cellars” in Italian) is a series of north to south valleys and is the source of the region’s best red wine with the same name. Valpolicella—the wine—is juicy, spicy, tart and packed full of red cherry flavors. Corvina makes up the backbone of the blend with Rondinella, Molinara, Croatina and others playing supporting roles. Amarone, a dry red, and Recioto, a sweet wine, follow the same blending patterns but are made from grapes left to dry for a few months before pressing. The drying process results in intense, full-bodied, heady and often, quite cerebral wines.
Soave, based on the indigenous Garganega grape, is the famous white here—made ultra popular in the 1970s at a time when quantity was more important than quality. Today one can find great values on whites from Soave, making it a perfect choice as an everyday sipper! But the more recent local, increased focus on low yields and high quality winemaking in the original Soave zone, now called Soave Classico, gives the real gems of the area. A fine Soave Classico will exhibit a round palate full of flavors such as ripe pear, yellow peach, melon or orange zest and have smoky and floral aromas and a sapid, fresh, mineral-driven finish.
This “white” variety is actually born out of a mutation of Pinot Noir and shows a unique rosy, purplish hue upon full ripeness. The grape boasts two versions of its name and two generally distinct styles: the crisp, Italian Pinot Grigio and the softer French Pinot Gris. Somm Secret—Given the color of its berries and aromatic potential, Pinot Grigio is commonly used to make "orange wines." An orange wine is a white wine made with fermentation on its skins (similar to red wine making), leading to n orange hued wine with ephemeral aromas and extra complexity.