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Torcolato - Half Bottle

Maculan - Torcolato - Half Bottle (Half Bottle) 2017

Italy
Dessert Wine from Veneto · Italy
Price: £29.95
Case Rate: £28.33
Ex Tax: £24.96
Country:
Wine Region: Veneto
Wine Area: Breganze hills
Winery: Maculan
Wine Maker: Fausto Maculan
Grape: Vespaiola
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 375
Best To Drink: Drink now-2026
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Country:
Wine Region: Veneto
Wine Area: Breganze hills
Winery: Maculan
Wine Maker: Fausto Maculan
Grape: Vespaiola
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 375
Best To Drink: Drink now-2026

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.

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.