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Fior d'Arancio (Italy)
Orange Blossom

Fior d' Arancio DOCG is an aromatic white wine from Colli Euganei, Veneto.

There are 3 types of Fior d'Arancio:

Spumante (sparkling)
Passito (sweet)
Secco (dry)

This card is about Fior d'Arancio Secco.

Typical Flavors


Orange Blossom
Orange Blossom
Orange Zest
Orange Zest
Mandarin
Tangerine
Orange
Orange

Peach
Peach
Lychee
Lychee
Apricot
Apricot
Mango
Mango
Melon
Melon
White Roses
White
Roses
Herbs
Aromatic Herbs
Mineral
Minerals

Fior d'Arancio is known as a lady's wine because it's a flower bomb.

Orange Blossom is the main aroma together with perfume and volcanic terroir minerality.

Profile

SUGARDry
BODYMedium
FRUITMedium - High
ACIDITYMedium
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif
Tapas
Tapas
Salads
Salads


Pasta
Pasta
Risotto
Risotto
Asian
Asian
Chili
Chili

Crab
Seafood
Salmon
Salmon
Sushi
Sushi
Cheese
Cheese


Many Fish and Seafood dishes match with Fior d'Arancio.

Fior d'Arancio is excellent with spicy dishes and oriental cuisine.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Aperitif. Antipasti. Pasta. Risotto.
Seafood. Fish. Sushi. Sashimi.
Spicy Dishes. Indian. Thai. Vietnamese. Korean.
Mexican. Moroccan. Arabic. Japanese.
Sweet and Sour Asian.
Sweet Vegetables (Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Squash).

Cheese:
Medium Cheese.

If You Like Fior d'Arancio

You May Also Like:

Chenin Blanc - Off-Dry (France)
Gewürztraminer (France)
Müller-Thurgau (Germany)
Pinot Gris (France)
Ruländer (Germany)
Riesling Spätlese (Germany)
Traminette (USA)
Vouvray Off-Dry (France)

The Ideal Glass

A small Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for off-dry white wines.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

About

Fior d'Arancio is a DOCG from Colli Euganei (Euganean Hills), near Padova in Veneto region.

The name means orange blossom because the grape's flavor reminds of the citrus-scented flower of an orange.

The grape is a special clone of Muscat called Moscato Giallo (yellow) that has a unique expression in the volcanic soils of Colli Euganei.

45 million years ago Abano Terme area was covered by the sea and the volcanic activity pushed the soil up forming "Colli Euganei" hills.

Today the terroir is rich of fossils and volcanic minerals.

Veneto

Veneto is famous for its capital Venezia, and the wines Prosecco, Soave, and Amarone.

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