Maculan Vespaiolo Breganze 2017 (750ml/12)
Founded in 1947 in Breganze, a small town in the Province of Vicenza (Veneto), Maculan is now at the 3rd Generation of winemakers. Fausto Maculan, who took over in the 1970s and made Maculan a benchmark producer in Italy, has passed the baton to his two daughters: Angela and Maria Vittoria. In pure Breganze style, Maculan makes wines from both native and “international” varieties, which have been introduced by the French and the Austrians in 1800, and hence here are considered traditional. ...New York, New Jersey, California
Made from 100% estate grown Vespaiola, a true native of the Breganze area. Like many other grapes in Italy, the Vespaiola name comes from “vespa” and refers to the wasps that usually like to feed off the ripe berries of this variety. Known for his high acidity, Maculan’s Vespaiolo is fermented dry in temp-controlled stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts and released after a brief aging in bottle.
Pale yellow with light greenish hues, Vespaiolo offers notes of citrus, fresh herbs and lemon. The finish is framed by a refreshing, zesty acidity. Makes a great pairing with asparagus and fish crudo.