The Vesplicito like many wines made with Vespaiola has a predisposition to aging. White flowers on the nose with a zingy citrus acidity. When aged a few years, the wines spectacular minerality dominates the palate and develops aromas of quince and cider apples.
The Vespaiola vine has a rich history in the volcanic hills of the Breganze DOC. The variety has been in the region dating back to beforetothe Roman domination, but wasn't documented untilVespaiola caught the attention of the Republic of Venice. After the second world war, an increase in the planting of Vespaiola vine cuttings kicked off the beginnings of what became the dominatingindustry of the region,then was followed by the founding of theDOC in 1969.
The grape found its name as it is commonly eaten by wasps(vespe) due to it's high grape sugar content, and can inspire your imagination to some of the challenges of working harvest in this region. It's commonly vinified as a white wine, but the grape is internationally acclaimed for its use to make a passito dessert wine called Torcholato.