The Maculan family are unquestionably among those producers that have given a decisive boost to the rebirth of Italian wine, first by virtue of their high-quality range, but also thanks to their global efforts to spread Italy’s national oenological culture. Today alongside Fausto we find daughters Maria Vittoria and Angela, with the former supporting her father in the countryside and in the cellar while the latter handles the commercial side. The focus is on Bordeaux varieties and sweet wines. Leave it to the Fratta to lead a top-notch range. The 2017 opens on intense aromas of ripe, dark fruit, then smoky notes, roastiness and sweet spices, sensations that we find even clearer on a rich, powerful palate and smooth tannins. The Torcolato ’18 reveals aromas of candied fruit, apricot and peach compote, while on the palate its sweetness proves measured, and the wine lengthens with grace and tension.