Fresh and fruity with juicy acidity, gentle mousse and a delicately off-dry finish. Loaded with flavors of fresh peaches, apricots and green apple, and hints of almonds, the creamy mousse makes this wine a delight to drink on its own, as an aperitif or for any wine-based cocktail.
This is the perfect partner with light quick meals: pick up some hummus, cured meats and olives for a delicious and easy pairing. Its delicate fruitiness and freshness also make it the natural partner with fresh strawberries, melon and figs.
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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.
One of the world’s most popular and playful sparkling wines, Prosecco is a specialty of northeastern Italy, spanning nine provinces of the Veneto and Fruili-Venezia Giulia regions. A higher-quality version of Prosecco wine that must meet more stringent production requirements is known as Prosecco Superiore and must come from the more rugged terrain between the towns of Valdobiaddene and Conegliano. Prosecco can be produced as a still wine, a semi-sparkling wine (“frizzante”), or a fully sparkling wine (“spumante”)—the latter being the most common. While Prosecco wine is typically produced in a “brut” (dry) style, its fresh and fruity character makes it seem a bit sweeter than it actually is. “Extra brut” styles, incorporating higher levels of residual sugar, are quite popular, however.
Prosecco wine is made from the Glera grape, which was formerly and confusingly called Prosecco, these wines are notable for pleasant flavors of peach, pear, melon, green apple, and honeysuckle. Lower pressure during the carbonation process (also called the tank method) means that the bubbles are lighter and frothier than in Champagne or other traditional method sparkling wine, and less persistent. Prosecco is also a great choice to blend with orange juice for mimosas for a classic brunch beverage.
A term typically reserved for Champagne and Sparkling Wines, non-vintage or simply “NV” on a label indicates a blend of finished wines from different vintages (years of harvest). To make non-vintage Champagne, typically the current year’s harvest (in other words, the current vintage) forms the base of the blend. Finished wines from previous years, called “vins de reserve” are blended in at approximately 10-50% of the total volume in order to achieve the flavor, complexity, body and acidity for the desired house style. A tiny proportion of Champagnes are made from a single vintage.
There are also some very large production still wines that may not claim one particular vintage. This would be at the discretion of the winemaker’s goals for character of the final wine.