Fior d’Arancio Passito – DOCG Colli Euganei

Fior d’Arancio Passito – DOCG Colli Euganei

Our Fior d’Arancio DOCG Colli Euganei Passito is a wine with broad, enveloping aromas that make it, together with the Fior d’Arancio DOCG Colli Euganei Spumante, one of the jewels in the crown of Ca’ Lustra Zanovello‘s production of sweet and sparkling wines.

Fior d’Arancio, the variety of Yellow Muscat grape grown in the Euganean Hills, maintains a strongly Mediterranean, sunny and vigorous character. In fact, it is the bright and dry sites of these hills that give this thick-skinned and colourful grape variety intense aromas and crispy flesh. After drying, the bunches of Yellow Muscat grapes produce a sweet Moscato wine. Aromas of white and yellow flowers, exotic fruit, citrus fruits, ripe peach, spices and honey open up on the palate: each sip is full, elegant and complex.

Grape varieties
Fior d’Arancio 100%

Vintage
2018

Alcohol
12,5% vol

Pairings with our Fior d’Arancio Passito
Our Fior d’Arancio Passito is intense and complex and can be defined as a meditation wine.
Its brilliant golden colour and floral bouquet with spicy and honey notes, combined with a full and balanced sip, make this Passito DOCG Colli Euganei perfect for pairing with dry pastries and blue cheese. We recommend serving at 14-16°C.

The history of Moscato Giallo grapes and Passito Fior D’Arancio
The Euganean Hills have always been a land with a vocation for Muscat grapes. Over time, the attention of winemakers has focused not only on White Muscat, but also on Yellow Muscat. A type of Muscat that expresses itself best in this area with its mild climate where there is no shortage of temperature excursions. A kind of Yellow Muscat, known here as Fior d’Arancio, owes its name to its unmistakable floral and citrus scents. In 2011, Fior d’Arancio was awarded DOCG Colli Euganei Fior d’Arancio status.

Our Passito Fior D’Arancio is a natural wine that reflects our choice of certified organic wine production. The care with which we produce it emerges from the very first moments: the harvest is done by hand so that the grapes arrive in the cellar laid out in small crates to be subsequently selected. We choose only bunches with perfectly intact, dry and ripe grapes to be placed on racks to dry.
A technique honed over time by Franco Zanovello, who since his youth has dedicated himself passionately to the best method of producing wines from Yellow Muscat grapes.

Awards
2023 Guida Oro I Vini di Veronelli: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2018 – Sun prize, 93 points
2023 Vitae, AIS: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2018 – 4 Vines
2021 Concorso Città del Vino: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2017 – Gold Medal
2021 Biodivino Città del Vino: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2017 – Gold Medal
2021  Doctor Wine – The Essential Guide of Italian Wines: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2017
2020 AIS: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2017 – Tastevin Prize
2020 Vitae, AIS: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2017 – 4 Vines
2020 Gambero Rosso: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2017 – 2 Glasses
2019 Gambero Rosso: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2016 – 2 Glasses
2019 Concorso Città del Vino: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2016 – Grand Gold Medal
2019 Premio Speciale BioDiVino: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2016 – Grand Gold Medal
2019 Touring Club: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2016 – 4 stars
2018 I Vini di Veronelli: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2015 – 93 points
2018 L’Espresso: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2015 – Among the best Italian wines
2018 Touring Editore: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2015 – 4 stars
2018 Doctor Wine: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2015 – 92 points
2018 Vitae, AIS: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2015 – 4 vines
2017 “Selezione del Sindaco”: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2015 – Gold Medal
2016 I Vini di Veronelli: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2010 – 3 stars, 93 points
2016 Gambero Rosso: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2010 – 2 red glasses
2016 Touring Editore: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2010 – 4 stars
2015 “Selezione del Sindaco”: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2010 – Grand Gold Medal
2013 I Vini di Veronelli: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2009 – 3 stars, 93 points
2013 L’Espresso: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2009 – 4 bottles
2013 Magnar Ben, Alpe Adria: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2009 – Among the 9 best sweet wines from Veneto
2013 Gambero Rosso: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2009 – 2 bottles
2013 Touring Editore: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2009 – 4 stars
2010 Gambero Rosso: Fior d’Arancio Passito 2007 – 3 glasses

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