CCYR Partner: Torresella Wine
Posted On: August 6, 2015
Torresella, the Wine of Venice, is the Official Wine for the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta –
Fantastic Italian Wines with a Great Commitment to the Environment
August 6, 2015 (MARBLEHEAD, Mass.) – Torresella Winery located in the Veneto Region of Italy, has committed to being the Official Wine Partner for the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta – presented by Officine Panerai (www.panerai.com). The event is part of the three North American Panerai Classic Yacht Challenges and hosted by the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA. The regatta will be sailed on the waters of Massachusetts Bay during the weekend of August 8 & 9. (corinthianclassic.org)
Torresella was set up in 1984 with a mission to bring out the distinctive, authentic characteristics of the grapes that have traditionally been grown in Eastern Veneto, reflecting the estate’s strong commitment to nature.
If we look at a map, we can see that Torresella lies in the middle of a large polygon, whose sides are formed by the Adriatic to the south, the great Veneto-Friuli plain to the east and west, and Lower Friuli and the Prealps to the north. The landscapes change and merge with each other. Away from the great urban areas lies a part of Italy where agriculture returns to play a leading role. Just a few kilometres from the vineyard are the Venetian and Marano Lagoons (the former a UNESCO World Heritage Site), with some of the last surviving wetlands in Europe:
Torresella is an excellent estate that has been designed and built to produce high-quality wines while maximizing environmental sustainability, in a challenging location characterized by narrow day-night temperature fluctuations, a low altitude, and plentiful water. Large-scale hydraulic engineering projects have drained the soil of the vineyards, and the almost incessant strong sunlight has been mitigated by a futuristic underground micro-irrigation project. Here, in a fully Mediterranean climate, where prickly pears grow alongside the vineyards, wines of great personality are born.
Participants and guests (of legal drink age) of this weekend’s events will be able to sample some of the great wines from Torresella at the Friday evenings Officine Panerai Skippers Cocktail Reception, as well as the Saturday evening Fleet Dinner.