Ottella "Le Creete" Lugana DOC 2021 (Veneto, Italy)
Ottella "Le Creete" Lugana DOC 2021 (Veneto, Italy)

Ottella "Le Creete" Lugana DOC 2021
(Veneto, Italy)

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ABOUT THE WINE:  The grapes come from the “Le Creete” vineyard which is quite old, around 30 – 40 years old, where the soil has a high content of white clay.                          This characteristic gives to the wine a unique elegance and minerality. In Veronese dialect “creete” in Italan means “creta” which is clay.                                                            

TASTING NOTES:  Warm, golden, intense straw-yellow colour.  Exotic hints of pineapple and grapefruit with a savory trace.  On the palate, the dominate fleshy texture is full bodied & persistent with good minerality.

FOOD PAIRINGS:  Marine and fresh water fish emphasize the features of the wine.  It goes very well with first courses of octopus, pasta or rice, it also provides pleasurable sensations when consumed with strongly flavoured or seasoned cheeses.   

VINEYARD & WINEMAKING INFO:                                                                                  Grape Varietal: 100% Turbiano (clonal type of Trebbiano di Lugana)                                Aging: In stainless steel tanks, where the wine rests on its fine lees for 6 to 8 months.
Vineyard Location: Peschiera del Garda (VR)
Vineyard Size: 8 Ha
Green Status: Sustainable
Soil Composition: Limestone, Clay (mostly White Clay) & Fossils
Training Method: Double bow Guyot
Elevation: 75/masl
Vines/hectare: 4,000 - 4,500/Ha
Exposure: South/Southeast
Vine Age: 30 - 40 years
Harvest Time: End of September / October
First Vintage: 1960
Production: 80,000 bottles

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Decanter (2020 vintage):
"Francesco Montresor left a legal profession to take over the family estate, converting it from mixed agriculture to viticulture. The property, one of the oldest in Lugana, has 95ha in various plots in the Veronese part of the DOC, including vineyards directly overlooking Lake Garda. Creete is a toothsome late-picked, single-vineyard selection with a hint of tropical fruits and candied peel on the nose then a rich palate sustained by succulent acidity and a long, dry finish. Drinking Window 2022 - 2028." -RB (2/22)

92 Points, #75 Top 100 '21 - Wine Enthusiast (2020 vintage):
"Aromas of elderflower, citrus and tropical fruit lead the nose. Tangy and savory, the vibrant palate offers grapefruit, gooseberry and pineapple before a saline finish." - Kerin O'Keefe (9/1/21)