2012 Vignalta Alpinae Fior d'Arancio "Passito" (375ml)

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In the Colli Euganei the Orange Muscat grape is called Fior d’Arancio. As a variety it is very different than the Canelli Muscat; it ripens a few weeks later, contains more aroma and flavor and comes with a thick skin. In order to produce a passito style wine, the grapes are harvested at regular ripening and put on trellises in the "fruttaio" room, sheltered from the weather. The grapes gradually loose part of their water content and after about four months they are crushed and pressed obtaining a thick must that will ferment slowly for almost two years in oak barrels. This enologic jewel, produced in limited quantity, displays a beautiful amber color and a nose reminiscent of apricot and orange peel. A true "vino da meditazione," it pairs well with almond based pastry.

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Italy

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Veneto