From the material ... to the spirit
Chiara was the name of a girl with topaz-green eyes I met in 1985 and it seemed to me the right name for this newborn aqua vitae from grapes.
The Fior d’Arancio Moscato bunches had the same fresh light and put you in a good mood just by looking at them.
The primary aroma of this variety has no equal: fruity, sweet notes with a hint of citrus to recall tangerine and orange blossoms - hence the name ‘Fior d’Arancio’.
This Moscato variety, different from White Moscato and the so called ‘Cannelli’ Moscato from the Piedmont region, is grown on Colli Euganei, at the border between the lower Vicenza province and the Padua province.
It was nice to go to Vo’ Euganeo and “fix” the price of grapes with Mr. Ugo Zatterin, one of the most qualified vine growers in the area. He was a handsome farmer, nearly eighty years old, very thin and full of energy.