“V” grape entries


A native to the Veneto region of northeastern Italy, Vespaiola can be pleasant on its own as Vespaiola Superiore in Breganze, but it is best known as part of the great dessert wine Torcolato. Torcolato is made from Vespaiola, Friulano and Garganega grapes that have been affected by Noble Rot and then dried for 4-5 months. The nectar can have a sublime blend of sweetness, spice and acidity with flavors and aromas that range from baked pears to Christmas spices and hazelnuts. Vespaiola is a regional variety that is rarely seen outside of Breganze, in part because most of the vines there were destroyed by phylloxera in the late 19th century (Breganze was actually the starting point for phylloxera in Italy).

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Maculan Breganze Torcolato 2005 Breganze Dessert