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Domaine des Terres de Velle Meursault
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2011 Cornarea Tarasco Passito di Arneis 375ml

2011 Cornarea Tarasco Passito di Arneis

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Tarasco is obtained from the raisining of Arneis grapes. It was produced for the first time from vine rows located at the top of the Cornarea hill. The name comes from Tarassaco, whose yellow flower reminds us of the colour.
Colour: shiny gold.
Bouquet: this wine has a very rich and complex bouquet that includes aromas of citrus fruits, caramel, peach jam, figs, apricots, coffee, liquorice, tobacco and wall nuts.
Flavour: in the mouth it is rich, intense, rounded, structured and persistent. Although mellow and sweet with acacia and fig jam aromas, its aftertaste is well balanced and not excessively sweet thanks to a good acidity, a rare quality for this type of wines. - Winemaker's Notes

Producer: Cornarea
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Available Vintages:
2011(375ml)  


Varietal: Arneis
Wines produced from Arneis tend to be dry full bodied whites typified by notes of apricot and pear.

Country: Italy
With vines stretching from its most southerly Mediterranean islands all the way to the foothills of the Alps, Italy has, just behind France and Spain, the most land under vines and exports more than any other country. With dozens of regions,and an even greater number of indigenous varieties particular to those regions, understanding all of Italy's wine can be a thoroughly exciting but lifetime long challenge. The most popular regions include; Piedmont, the home of Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Muscato, to name a few; Tuscany, known for Sangiovese, particularly in the Chianti area and the town of Brunello; And thirdly the Veneto, for its Prosecco and Pinot Grigio. Southern Italy's regions; Abruzzo, Campagnia and Puglia, not to forget the islands of Sicily and Sardinia are a great source of food-friendly and very affordable wines.

Region: Piedmont
Along with Tuscany, Piedmont is responsible for most of Italy’s greatest wines. Here, Nebbiolo is the king of grapes with the DOCGs of Barolo and Barbaresco supplying a significant amount of the finest examples. Less expensive, but good value Nebbiolos are made within the larger Langhe DOC which Barolo and Barbaresco are both situated in. Barbera and Dolcetto are the region's other important red grapes. Moscato (Muscat) is the most popular white grape, most of which gets used in making Spumante and Frizzante (semi-sparkling) wines, notably those made in and around the town of Asti. Meanwhile, the region's most popular still white wines are made from Cortese and Arneis. Cortese are mostly made in the province of Alessandria and go by the name Gavi, while Arneis is mainly cultivated in Roero, just north west of Alba.

Sub-Region: Roero

Type: Fortified and Dessert
Dessert wines are usually any sweet wine drunk with or around a meal. White fortified wines (fino and amontillado sherry) are usually drunk before the meal, and the red fortified wines (port and madeira) drunk after it. Most fortified wines are regarded as distinct from dessert wines, but some of the less strong fortified white wines, are regarded as honorary dessert wines. In the United States a dessert wine is legally defined as any wine over 14% alcohol by volume, which includes all fortified wines.