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Liqueur-like Erbaluce di Caluso Passito Wine or Liqueur-like Caluso Passito Wine

Definition
Liqueur-like Caluso Passito is obtained from Caluso passito adding alcohol, brandy, or mistelle. It is aged for at least 5 years. In this period, percentages of wines of different vintages are added, in order to improve its quality.
Liqueur-like Caluso passito has the following features:

Vine: Erbaluce. Color from golden yellow to dark amber. Limpidity: bright. Scent: ethereal, delicate, characteristic. Taste: sweet, balanced, full-bodied, velvety. Serve at 16-20°C. Minimum alcohol content: 16-17%. Minimum ageing: 5 years from the first November after the grape harvest. Match: desserts and dry pastries, spicy cheese like gorgonzola or roquefort.

  • Production Area: liqueur-like Caluso passito is produced with grapes cultivated in a specific wine-growing area between Canavese, Biellese, and Vercellese. Among the Municipalities of Po Torinese Park there are Mazzè and Villareggia.

  • Legislative Protection: Erbaluce di Caluso passito is a DOC wine (Controlled Designation of Origin).

Erbaluce vineyard
Erbaluce vineyard
(photo by: Andrea Miola)
 
Regional Local Wine Promotion Board of the Province of Turin, in Caluso
Regional Local Wine Promotion Board of the Province of Turin, in Caluso
(photo by: Andrea Miola)
 
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