The “jazz ‘n wine” nights at the La Torre winery

Claudio Andrizzi
Written by Claudio Andrizzi

It is a company of solid and ancient roots: but also a dynamic reality, which has been able to invent new strategies opening up to hospitality with a series of intelligent proposals. Founded in 1925, La Torre winery of Mocasina, part of the municipality of Calvagese della Riviera on Lake Garda, is one of the historical signs in the Valtènesi production area: a very dynamic reality that tomorrow, February 7th, opens its doors to the public for the second edition of “Calvajazz”, eno-musical review that will continue with punctual weekly intervals every Wednesday until next May. The bill starts off in great style with an absolute “premiere”: a tribute show that the Brescia singer-songwriter Charlie Cinelli, a symbol of the local dialect and folk tradition, has decided to dedicate to the great Frank Sinatra, thus grappling for the first time in a pure performer dimension with the piano by Oscar Del Barba.

“It will be a great surprise and a night not to be missed,” says Attilio Pasini, homonym of his grandfather founder of La Torre, and at the top of the winery since 1986 – The formula will not change: at the concert we add tastings of our company wines in combination with local products such as the cold cuts of the Marchesini Bedizzole farm. During the musicians’ break there will also be the opportunity to taste our Groppello risotto, made with out typical wine”.

Which wines will be tasted during the evenings of Calvajazz? La Torre is a predominantly “red-oriented” company, closely linked to the aforementioned Groppello, which in one of its two main biotypes takes its name from Mocasina: but lately, Attilio is betting a lot on sparkling wines too. With some interesting news.

“Last spring we launched Scapigliato, a sparkling Martinotti method based on Riesling, softened with a 15% of Incrocio Manzoni. A fresh, exciting product, went to join a definitely more ambitious reference like our well-known 100% Chardonnay Metodo Classico with aging on the lees up to 24 months. But towards the end of the year a third typology will arrive: another Metodo Classico, this time rosé, produced with the same blend of Chiaretto and at least 11 months of contact with the yeasts “.

About 40 thousand bottles produced in total, also sold abroad, from Singapore to Taiwan to China: now also in South Korea, where La Torre has landed in 2017. “Areas where preference is given to our reds of greater structure such as Il Torrione, an assembly of Marzemino and Groppello collected in late harvest and subjected to a prolonged aging in wood “.

Also included in the Garda Special Wedding circuit, as a stage of the tailor-made itineraries on the occasion of Garda weddings of foreign clients, La Torre is focusing a lot on hospitality in the winery with numerous initiatives: now it’s up to Calvajazz, who after the debut of the 7th will continue in February with Angelo Peli trio (14), Less is More Trio (21) and Waja Maja Trio (28 ).

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