Otreval is the highest vineyard located within the Rive di Guia (“Rive” derives for the dialect name for the steep hillside vineyards that mark the area) with the highest temperature excursions within the entire docg. Soil is very compact, almost clay like substrata with a sandstone topsoil, many marine fossils are visible in the area. Grapes harvested from Otreval are late ripening, with high sugar content and higher than average acidity. In Otreval fermentation is completely finished leaving 0 residual sugars in the wine.
VINEYARD LOCATION Guia “Rive di Guia” in Valdobbiadene. (Old vineyards)
COLOR : Straw yellow with greenish hues.
PERLAGE : Very fine with good consistency and persistence.
AROMAS : Starts floral and as it opens it becomes increasingly fruitier and fuller. More complex than a typical Prosecco with Nashi pear, bread crust and chalky notes together with the typical white flower and apple notes of Prosecco.
TASTE Intense freshness with more structure than most Proseccos. Savory and with great sapidity.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS : Excellent with simple fish dishes where fish is the predominant taste.
SERVICE : To be served at 6° C if used as an aperitif or 7-8° C if being served with a meal.
The La Tordera Estate was born in the hills of Valdobbiaddene, an area between the lagoon of Venice and the mighty Dolomite mountains. This is the heart of the Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG.
Innovation and progress notwithstanding, we remain drawn to the earth and its traditions. We challenge ourselves daily to run our business in the greenest and most environmentally harmonious way possible as a way to honor the legacies given to us by our forefathers and with respect towards the future generations.
For almost a century the Vettoretti family has been devoted towards the cultivation of the golden grapes of our lands. Their love for the vineyards and their fruits was installed by Great Grandfather Bepi, who in the nineteen twenties started caring for a vineyard on La Tordera hillock in Cartizze. His teachings are the foundations that have allowed Gabriella, Renato and Paolo, with guidance from their parents Pietro and Mirella, to found a company with La Tordera name in 2001.
“Natural Balance”. We believe this starts with a dedication towards sustainable agriculture that respects the environment, the local economy and the social traditions of our region. As applied to the winemaking process, the goal of “Natural Balance” is to make a Prosecco that is clean, healthy and easy to drink and whose values are rooted in the earth and with respect to the rhythms and flavors of nature
Rooted In Our Land
Our winery farms lands that are almost exclusively in our full control. Every aspect of the production process- from the farming of the grapes to the bottling- is directly overseen by member of the Vettoretti family. We are very proud to give a full family seal of approval on every aspect of the production process.
Natural And Wholesome
Our vineyards are located within 15 km of the winery and are harvested exclusively by hand in order to maintain the integrity of the grapes. This geographic positioning allows us to move the grapes quickly and frequently from the vineyards to the winery, thus allowing us to eliminate the need for pre-fermentation sulfite use and giving us a healthier wine with greater drinkability.
Sustainable agriculture is about respecting the land our forefathers gave us and leaving it intact for the future generations. For this reason we have invested in a green certified winery that limits our impact on the natural resources, we use renewable energy and we use recycled and ecological materials for all our packaging.