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Maculan Torcolato

Wine Details

Vineyard

Maculan

Varietal

Vespaiola

Style

Dessert

Region

VenetoItaly

Wine Description

(2007 Vintage) "Torcolato is made entirely from hand-picked Vespaiola grapes that have been affected by botrytis, a noble rot that adds complexity to this luscious dessert wine. Before fermentation, the grapes are dried for four months in a traditional method that involves winding the bunches around twine and hanging them from the ceiling. These hanging clusters form a twisted rope; thus explaining the wine name "torcolato" which in Venetian dialect loosely tranlates as "twisted."Brilliant gold in color, Torcol...

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  • Wine Advocate
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 137 on Oct-01
  • Wine Spectator
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Wine Advocate
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 144 on Dec-02
  • Wine Spectator
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/04
  • Wine Advocate
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 130 on Aug-00