Vignalta Alpianae Fior d’Arancio Passito DOCG
WHY WE LOVE IT
- It is produced in a renowned Veneto wine-growing area, the Euganean Hills.
- Vignalta supports environmental sustainability. It was one of the first wineries in Italy to install a photovoltaic system.
- This vineyard management is focused on producing high quality and well-balanced grapes, vinified with “minimalist” enological techniques.
Varietal Composition: 100% Orange Muscat
Elaboration: The vineyard location is Euganean Hills, Luvigliano (PD). The age of the vines is 15 years. The soil is volcanic with an East exposure. They use the cordon spur pruning technique. The planting density is 5000 vines/ha. The vinification method used is drying grapes in “fruttaio” for 4 months, crushing and squeezing rasin to obtain a very sweet must, and then fermenting in French oak barrels for 18 months. The recommended serving temperature is 10° C.
Tasting Notes: A sweet and supple “Fior d’Arancio” Muscat, with an amber color and aroma of candied orange and apricot.
2017 Decanter 95 Points
2016 Decanter 91 Points
2015 Decanter 97 Points
Founded by Lucio Gomiero in 1980, Vignalta is one of the most important wine-producing estates in the Euganean Hills. Over the years, it has produced some unique wines and won innumerable accolades both in Italy and abroad. From its inception, Vignalta has produced wines that capture the richness and uniqueness of its region due to the careful siting of each vineyard site on the sides of the highest of the Euganean Hills.
Since 1994, Vignalta has vinified its estate-grown grapes in its modern winery at Arquà Petrarca. Entirely dug into the rock, the winery blends beauty and functionality. Vignalta supports environmental sustainability and was one of the first wineries in Italy to install a photovoltaic system. Integrated pest management practices rely on antiparasitic treatments only when the symptoms of fungal diseases manifest. Vineyard management is focused on producing quality, well-balanced grapes, vinified with minimal enological techniques.