Moscato Fior d’Arancio is a fine, typical local wine of the Euganean Hills.
The origin of its grapes is uncertain: some suppose that they reached the Euganean Hills from Syria and others from Mesopotamia or Greece thanks to Venetian merchants who, in medieval times, traded with almost all the Western world.
Over the centuries the volcanic soil and the experience of the local winemakers led these mysterious grapes to become a fine and complex wine that seems to tell its long and adventurous story.
A charming perfume of orange blossoms, after which the wine is named, and other citrus fruits, is the main characteristic of this delicious muscat.
Fior d’Arancio has earned the DOCG label, label guaranteeing the quality and origin of a wine.
At the moment three versions of the Fior d’Arancio have been created: the still and dry one, to drink as an aperitif or while having fish or the typical spring dish mad of eggs and asparagus and even the with liver; the most known version is the sweet sparkling version and it is perfectly combined with fruit-desserts, with typical carnival fried sweets and with dry pastry, like the traditional zaeti made from maize flour; and finally there is the Fior d’Arancio Passito, the most precious and refined version of this wine, suitable to be served with desserts, blue cheeses, with goose liver pâté or to drink alone, after dinner.
It should be noted that the different cellars of the Euganean Hills and their soils, each with their own peculiar microclimate, give life to a Fior d’Arancio Muscat which is always very particular and different from the others. What better reason than this to taste them all, possibly after having agreed visit to the wineries?!