The grapes for this wine come from the estate vineyards in San Benedetto di Lugana.
Golden, warm, intense straw yellow. Exotic notes of pineapple and grapefruit with delicate minerality. Finesse yet a strong character. Rich and well balanced, firm, mineral wine with a superb pulp.
Sea or lake fish to bring out its outstanding features; goes well with white meat and soup, and has quite a surprising affinity with full-flavored and blue cheeses.
"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."
- Decanter (February 2022), 95 pts
"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"
- Wine Enthusiast (September 2021), 92 pts - EDITORS' CHOICE
"Fragrant aromas of white flower, tropical fruit and citrus mingle together with crushed wild herb on the nose. The vibrant, focused palate shows an understated elegance, offering flavors of grapefruit, pineapple and saline set against bright acidity. - KERIN O’KEEFE"
- Wine Enthusiast (August 2019), 92 pts - EDITORS' CHOICE
"This elegant wine opens with enticing white spring flower, freshly picked orchard fruit and herb aromas. The vibrant palate offers juicy white peach, nectarine and yellow apple flavors, framed by crisp acidity. An almond note graces the dry, refreshing finish."
- Wine Enthusiast (July 2017), 91 pts
"Flint and cedar nose with honeysuckle and ripe orchard fruit on the palate. Very drinkable and technically well made, with brisk acidity and a fine seam of minerality."
- Decanter World Wine Awards 2018, 91 pts - SILVER MEDAL
"Aromas of fragrant white blossom, stone fruit, honeydew melon and tomato vine come together on this savory white. The round, medium-bodied palate offers creamy peach, tropical fruit, dried herb and an energizing mineral note. Bright acidity provides freshness and balance."
- Wine Enthusiast (July 2016), 92 pts
"Jasmine, honeysuckle and tropical fruit aromas lead the nose. The round palate doles out juicy peach, mature pear and green apple. Fresh acidity brightens the creamy flavors while a mineral vein and an herbal note add depth. - Kerin O'Keefe"
- Wine Enthusiast (June 2014), 91 pts
"Intense aromas recall tropical fruit, crushed tomato vine and Granny Smith apples. The bright, juicy palate offers white peach, apricot, papaya, cantaloupe and almond, along with crisp acidity. - Kerin O'Keefe"
- Wine Enthusiast (June 2014), 89 pts
Azienda Agricola Ottella was founded in 1880 by the Montresor family; a grape growing family for many generations. The winery is located at the Southern end of Lake Garda, near ...