TORRE D’ORO

Vendemmia Tardiva

TASTING NOTES

Modigliana offers ideal microclimates for producing the noble rot that produces refined sweet wines.

Torre Oro is a single-variety Albana obtained from clusters that are selected and left to wither on the plant and then transformed following the late-harvesting techniques used in the French tradition .

Its bouquet is an intense explosion of yellow fruit, flowers and candies. Taste is intense, persistent with a perfect balance of sugars and acids so that sips are never too sweet.

Pair with: Mildly aged cheeses and dry pastries.

Vintage

2014

Winter was strangely mild and vines responded with early budding.  Then ripening came, and with it, rains that made us forget it was summer. On September 20th, flooding left Modigliana without running water. And the rains kept coming down. The harvest was fragile, thin-skinned, low in sugar but with excellent acidity. The resulting wines are dim in color, but fresh and sharp. They will surprise you.

2015

The beginning of the year began with almost non-stop rain straight through spring. The 2014 vintage with all of its difficulties had already seemed strange enough, until the experience of sweltering heat took over. Temperatures shot up and stayed above 35 degrees for ten days or so. The harvest was ready, in excellent condition, healthy, and though very sweet, the pH level was high. The resulting wines are loaded with flavor and color, generous, lively, though lacking the deep freshness that characterized the year before. An outgoing wine.