La Tordera - Gabry
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.
Gabry is a curious blend of Merlot and Incrocio Manzoni; a hybrid grape of Raboso and Moscato d’Amburgo which was created in the 1930s by Professor Manzoni of the School of Enology at Conegliano.
He wrote of the grape, “it might make one laugh to think of a hybrid of these two grapes. However I thought that the rustic Raboso could actually be enhanced by the elegant, and productive, Moscato d’Amburgo.”
..and enhanced it was.... a lot of trial and error took place at La Tordera to perfect this signature sparkling rosé wine. Taking the name of the Managing Director it of course had to be great not just good!
The grapes undergo a brief maceration to give the rosè color which carries a lovely hint of orange. Unusually it is fruity and spicy on the palette, you get strawberry, plums, raspberries, violets, sage and red pepper.
This savoury undercurrent creates a lovely harmony in its balance of sweetness and freshness, the taste is slightly sweet yet very clean and refreshing.
One of our most popular lines... some say there's nothing better for relaxed summer drinking.
Producer La Tordera
Type Pink Spumante
Alcohol 12% vol.
Bottle Capacity 750ml
Closure Cork & Cage
Grape Varieties 70% Merlot, 30% Incorio Manzoni