La Montecchia, 'Donna Daria' Fior d'Arancio DOCG

La Montecchia

2016
Fior d'Arancio Passito
The Fior d'Arancio "Donna Daria" is a sweet and smooth raisin wine, produced from Moscato Giallo in Colli Euganei, aged in steel tanks.
The aromatic profile is rich and intense, with notes of candied citrus, sage and dried fruits. Donna Daria was the daughter of Count Alberto da Baone who brought viticulture back in the Euganean Hills in the Middle Ages. Produced with the best grapes cultivated in the Monte Castello vineyards. 12.5% alcohol
Region
Variety
Moscato
Alcohol-abv
12.5%
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Veneto

Veneto

Veneto is a substantial and increasingly important wine region in the north-eastern corner of Italy.

Just east of the lake and north of Verona is Valpolicella wine appellation: the fabled ‘Valley of Many Cellars&rsquo. Immediately east of Valpolicella is Soave, home to the eponymous dry white wine which now ranks among Italy’s most famous products. In the north-eastern corner of the region, on either side of the Piave river sparkling wine Prosecco reigns supreme.

DOCG and DOC

Veneto produces four DOCGs wines – Amazon della Valpolicella, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene,Recioto di Soave,Bardolino – of the several DOCs we find Soave, Valpolicella,Bianco di Custoza and Treviso among others.

Grape Varieties

Garganega, Trebbiano and Glera are the key white-wine grape varieties here, while Corvina, Molinara and Rondinella are behind the vast majority of reds. International varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc,and even Carmenere have proved successful here, as has northern Italy’s flagship white Pinot Grigio.