92 Insider Points
'Very Good' -Wine Enthusiast
We All Know Bubbles are the Most Fun
It's just a fact. Wherever you are, when someone busts out the bottle o' bubbly, it elevates the elation, and makes for one hell of a party. La Tordera's Alne Prosecco is the right wine for the occasion. It's one that brings the crisp, refreshing flavor so dearly needed at every celebration.
Brioche and green melon on the nose flows through the front palate, leading into a long finish of citrus and honeydew. Careful, this one is super easy-drinking. 92 Points - JZ April '18
"There's a pretty mineral note of brimstone or talc powder that runs straight through this luminous Prosecco. At the fringes are floral notes of jasmine and honeysuckle with a touch of sweet softness on the close,” - Wine Enthusiast.
One hundred years of solitary obsession with exceptionally high-quality Prosecco, this has been the modus operandi for the Vettoretti family, owners of La Tordera. Gabriella, Renato and Paolo Vettoretti currently manage La Tordera’s production, which is almost exclusively single-vineyard sparkling wine. This trio of siblings learned everything they needed—and more—from parents Pietro and Mirella, who in turn were tutored by Bepi Vettoretti, the founding father of this amazing estate and one of Prosecco’s earliest champions.
· Unlike the Champagne method, in which a secondary fermentation takes place in the bottle, Prosecco’s bubbles are produced in large, pressurized, stainless steel tanks. The resulting wines show none of Champagne’s yeasty, toasty flavors, instead preserving the grapes’ inherent fruitiness.
· ‘Natural Balance’ is the rule at La Tordera and one that is followed by sustainable farming practices and a hands-off winemaking practice in which the purity of nature and the grape shine through in every sip.
· The Glera grape was called simply Prosecco by local winemakers and marketers, until 2009 when Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene was designated as a DOCG and the name Glera was officially adopted to protect the authenticity of Prosecco and its primary grape variety. By law, Prosecco DOCG must contain a minimum of 85% Glera (this bottle is 90%).
· La Tordera is a true Prosecco specialist, producing a total of 10 distinct Proseccos—from completely dry to dessert style—from estate-owned vineyards.
“There's a pretty mineral note of brimstone or talc powder that runs straight through this luminous Prosecco. At the fringes are floral notes of jasmine and honeysuckle with a touch of sweet softness on the close,” writes the Wine Enthusiast.
Like all of La Tordera’s estate-owned plots, Alné is farmed sustainably. Grapes are 100% hand picked, in this case 95% Glera and 5% Chardonnay, and the bubbly is fermented and bottled with a touch of residual sugar making for a fresh, gently sweet sparkler that’s ideal before a meal or with spicy cuisine.
From the winemaker:
Brilliant straw yellow with greenish hues, creamy mousse with persistent perlage. Green apple, pear; wisteria, vanilla flower. The wine is round and wide on the pallet, like a golden apple, Alnè is both sweet and fresh at the same time; persistent with an elegant aftertaste.
If you like your Prosecco fruity and round, then this is the classic Prosecco aperitif; or pair with simple crustacean dishes (crab risotto, lobster) or with spicy Asian influenced foods.
From the winery:
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 the 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 the Tordera name in 2001.
From the winery:
Alnè’s fruity characteristics make the wine an ideal social wine to be enjoyed before a meal or with spicier foods. If you like your Prosecco fruity and round, then this is the classic Prosecco aperitif; or pair with simple crustacean dishes (crab risotto, lobster) or with spicy Asian influenced foods.