Area

A unique region lying between water and mountains

On one side there are the Alps, and on the other the lagoon of Venice, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the middle we have an area that is fertile and rich in minerals, thanks to the Livenza and Tagliamento rivers that act as its borders. It is an agricultural territory, a long way from large urban centers and in harmony with the surrounding countryside, where some of the last marshland remaining intact in Europe hosts herons and many other migrating birds.

This is the Eastern Veneto, the home of Torresella.

In an area with thousands of years of tradition behind it, Torresella has taken on the heritage of the ancient Romans and of the Republic of Venice, whose emperors and – later – doges had picked out this part of the Veneto as the place to grow cereals and vines. It is a land where agriculture is deeply rooted in the social and cultural fabric. Here the influence of the sea provides mild winters and the north winds refresh the summers, but it is also an area that presents man with various challenges. It is in this zone, where the Veneto’s countryside borders on the lagoon, that our vineyards thrive.

Clayey (a mixture of clay, sand and loam), rich in salts and minerals, of medium texture

Soil

Over 2,000 years of vine growing

History

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Weather

135

hectares of vines

Between 3,333 and 5,347

vines per hectare, depending on the variety

VINEYARDS AND GRAPE VARIETIES

Our vineyards are the result of a process of renewal carried out by Torresella in order to obtain wines of high quality and show off the qualities of this particular terroir: a process that began with the phase of planting the vineyards themselves. Over the years, Torresella’s vineyards have grown to 135 hectares, and this area continues to grow.

Various varieties are cultivated, but two make up the lion’s share. We are in fact both in the D.O.C. zone for Prosecco, produced from the indigenous Glera vine, and in the cultivation area for Pinot Grigio D.O.C.. 85% of Italy’s – and 43% of the world’s – production of Pinot Grigio takes place in the North-East of our country, and Torresella is proud to be one of its leading lights.

As part of its vocation for high quality, alongside the production of these two wines, Torresella is also involved in that of important reds and whites of the great Italian winemaking tradition. These range from typical local wines, such as Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, to those made from cultivars that arrived in the area towards the end of the 19th century, thanks to seasonal workers from the Veneto, like Merlot, Cabernet, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

ON NATURE’S SIDE

Promoting the special qualities of its region has always been part of Torresella’s principles, and this is also true of its commitment in terms of ecological sustainability. Respecting the environment in which we find ourselves is a duty. Ours is a gradual process, which takes into account the characteristics of the varieties we grow and the local weather conditions, so that environmental sustainability goes hand in hand with that in the social and economic spheres.

For us, environmental sustainability is a vision that takes concrete shape from the very beginning of the work we carry out. During the stages of planting the vineyard and its subsequent management, we seek to obtain the ideal conditions that allow us to minimize the non-natural products, thus preserving the quality of our wines. During the production process, the building in which Torresella’s wines are vinified and bottle uses clean electric energy obtained exsclusively from solar panels and from biomass-fired power plant, allowing for the winery to be entirely self-sufficient from an energy point of view.

Our wines are intimately linked with the environment from which they come; for this reason protection of the countryside is an essential condition in our philosophy of production.

Clonal selection, together with careful management of the vegetative canopy, allows us to create ideal microclimatic conditions for the ripening of the grapes.

Respect for biodiversity permits the flora and fauna of the ecosystem to protect the vines from viruses and pathogens.

The use of an underground drip system – which stems from our commitment to innovation – offers efficient irrigation along with a large saving in terms of water resources.

The abandonment of chemical herbicides in favor of mechanical operations and adhesion to a viticultural protocol that bans the most harmful active substances are objectives that have already been obtained.

© Torresella 2017
Partita IVA nr. 00884040270