Supremely aromatic in its dry version
Last but not least, and most recently, the dry version.
The sector refers to this simply as the Colli Euganei Fior d’Arancio Docg (without the additional appellation found with the sparkling spumante and the passito). To find out more you have to go to Article 6, which describes the flavour as “from dry to sweet”. And it is here that the latest version of the wine is to be found. It is not easy to present to consumers because people automatically associate “Fior d’Arancio” with sweetness. But once this misunderstanding is overcome, a whole new world opens up.
The dry version of Fior d’Arancio comes with an incredible aromatic bouquet, and the typical stamp of the muscatel grape is immediately apparent, to be then followed by a thousand other aromas.
In the mouth it is usually dry or accompanied by a very slight sugar residue. It also has an intriguing freshness that sees it used as an aperitif and as wine to go with starters and first courses, as well as with main seafood courses with aromatic herbs.
Here too the interpretations of individual producers means very different products are found, with variations in the aromatics, which may be more or less pronounced, both as regards the quantity and the complexity of the fragrances.