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Colli Euganei Fior d’Arancio DOCG wine

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Fior d’Arancio DOCG an extraordinary wine produced in the fabulous frame of the Euganean hills

Colli Euganei Fior d’Arancio DOCG wine has been instituted by a decree of 30/11/2011 and it is produced in the territories of Montegrotto Terme, Battaglia Terme, Due Carrare, Monselice, Baone, Este, Cinto Euganeo, Lozzo Atestino, Vò, Rovolon, Cervarese S. Croce, Teolo, Selvazzano Dentro, in the province of Padua.
The allowed vineyards to produce this wine are Moscato Giallo, a minimum of 95% and other aromatic varieties suitable to the soil of the province of Padua, up to a maximum of 5%.
It has a straw yellow colour, somewhat strong, an aromatic smell, a characteristic and intense taste from dry to sweet. Fior d’Arancio DOCG has three different versions: Dry (more recent), Spumante or Passito.

DOCG Fior d’Arancio Dry

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In its more recent version, the dry one, Fior d’Arancio wine becomes a synonym of “sweet”. The use of Moscato wine can be easily recognized, for its aromatic bouquet extremely variegated, together with others aromas.
In the mouth it is dry but fresh, it is perfect as aperitif or to accompany starters and fish first or second courses.

DOCG Fior d’Arancio Spumante

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The Spumante version of this DOCG wine has a straw yellow colour somewhat intense and its foam is somewhat lasting, aromatic and characteristic smell, sweet and intense taste. It achieved the DOC denomination in 1994.
It is a low alcoholic volume wine, pretty polished, perfect with dried desserts but also creams. It can be a pleasant surprise during aperitif or between meals. It has fascinating notes of sage and apricot together with citrus and orange blossom aromas.

DOCG Fior d’Arancio Passito

Colli Euganei Fior d’Arancio DOCG Passito wine has a variable colour from straw to gold yellow, sometimes amber. It has an intense and well-structured smell and a sweet, aromatic, and lasting taste.
It is perfectly balanced, never cloying and absolutely different to the other wines of the same family. It is fundamental to choose the most suitable moment to harvest in order to have a great final result. The grapes are hand harvested and they rest in a box until it lost the right quantity of water.
It is perfect paired with biscuits and confectionery, but it unveils its hidden side with foie gras and blue cheese.


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