Torcolato

Maculan

Pronunciation
TOR-co-LAH-toe
Year
Current
Type
Dessert
Winery
Maculan
Region
Veneto
Oenologist
Fausto Maculan

Overview

Maculan's pride, the sublime nectar called Torcolato, has won world acclaim and recognition as one of Italy's top dessert wines. In Italy, Torcolato is considered a "meditation wine," wonderful on its own.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
85% Vespaiola, 10% Tocai and 5% Garganega.
Vinification
Grape bunches are tied in the rafters of the drying building for 5 months to concentrate sugars, then pressed and fermented slowly on the skins.
Aging
In small French oak casks.
Alcohol
12%
| Appearance
Golden amber
| Aroma
Rich, spicy aromas of baked pears with hints of apricots, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and hazelnuts.
| Taste
Succulent, luscious and viscous with a mellow sweetness perfectly balanced by a spicy acidity.
| Serving Suggestions
Excellent with flaky pastries and fruit tarts, and also with gorgonzola or other creamy cheeses.

Torcolato

Suggested Retail:
$41.00
CSPC#:
711308
Available Sizes:
375ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

Wine Spectator - June 2008 - Vintage 2004 - 92 pts

Breganze Torcolato 2004 - Has a good nose, with ripe citrus, flowers and hints of fresh ginger, vanilla and sour cream. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with a long, spicy citrus finish that turns salty. This is a classic dried grape, vin de paille style, as in France. Drink now.

The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker - 93 points

The 2005 Torcolato is 100% Vespaiola aged in French oak. This super-rich dessert wine flows from the glass with sumptuous layers of honey, apricot jam, candied orange peel, herbs and flowers. The wine possesses tons of depth and a finish that lasts forever. This expansive, compelling wine is a gem. Anticipated Maturity: 2008-2015