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Maculan - Torcolato 2009 sb

Information

  • Country: Italy
  • Wine Region: Veneto
  • Wine Area: Breganze hills
  • Wine Maker: Fausto Maculan
  • Grape: Vespaiola
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 75
  • Best To Drink: Drink now-2026
Food Matching

Food Matching

This divine elixir is so rich and complex that it almost doesn't matter what dessert you serve with it. Because it has both freshness of acidity and richness, it is a versatile match for any number of desserts, from fresh fruit to Christmas pudding. If you are feeling adventurous, get hold of a copy of Michel Roux's Matching Food and Wine: Classic and Not So Classic Combinations, in which he suggests pairing Australian Botrytis Semillons such as this with warm quince tart with verbena ice cream, or else French Toast with Vanilla Ice Cream and Golden Sultanas, both of which he provides recipes for. One of the nice things about a good dessert wine is that it can become the centrepiece of the dessert or cheese course, saving you time in the kitchen. Other matches to try: foie gras; blue cheese; lemon tart. Top tip: Sommelier Vincent Gasnier advises that most sweet wines should be served “colder than cold”, in order to emphasise the wine's acidity so that its sugars don't dominate. He also advises that if you serve a sweet wine with a dessert, you should make sure that the wine is sweeter than the dessert, or else the “wine will taste bland”. See his excellent book How to Choose Wine: Know What You Like – Get it Right Every Time for more suggestions.

Duty/Vat Paid
Bin End Limited Stock: (1 btls)
VS: 94 (2009)

Wine tasting notes

The Torcolato is brilliant golden yellow. Intense bouquet of honey, flowers, vanilla, grapes and noble wood. Sweet and full, fine body and excellent balance between acidity, alcohol and sugars; leaves a long impression and a clear palate.

Winery Information

Maculan

For three generations the Maculan family has been selecting and vinifying the best grapes in Breganze, an enchanting village at the foot of the Alps in Italy?s Veneto region. While the surrounding mountains protect the area from cold winds, creating a perfect microclimate for the cultivation of wine grapes, it is Fausto Maculan?s drive and commitment that sets these wines apart and distinguishes Maculan as an innovative, dynamic winery. Continually at the forefront of any dessert wine.. read more

Expert Reviews

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2009)94 pts

The 2009 Torcolato impresses for its length and pure energy. This isn't a big or obvious Torcolato, instead it is the wine's balance that is front and center. Roasted almonds and candied orange peel are layered into the finish. I very much like the sense of energy and tension here. This is a terrific showing. -- Antonio Galloni

Vinification Notes

Ageing: 12 months in French oak barriques 1/3 of which are new, in bottle for 6 months.