- Fausto Maculan
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.
- Grape Variety
- 85% Vespaiola, 10% Tocai and 5% Garganega.
- 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.
- In small French oak casks.
- | 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.
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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