Recioto is a wine word, which you see on some Italian wine labels. Do you know what it means?
Recioto is an Italian wine
word. It refers to wines that have been made from 'dried' grapes, or grapes that
are harvested when ultra ripe then left out to dry and ‘raisin’ before
fermentation. As such Recioto wines are naturally sweet wines. Recioto wine may
also be affected by noble rot.
The term ‘recioto’ is not
used all over Italy but rather it is traditional to the Veneto region of northeastern
Italy. The most important Recioto wines are Recioto della Valpolicella, a red
wine, and the white Recioto di Soave, a
rare sweet made from the Garganega grape.
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