Beauty & Style
Torai: The Art of Wine & Design
Italy is known for good art and wine. Imagine if they were fused together, it would be the perfect pairing. Mussolin Vinum has created Torai Wine and Design for people who appreciate a little wine with their art or art with their wine.
A sassy or unique wine label gets me every time, sometimes it’s what draws me to a wine. When I first saw the Torai bottle I was smitten. There are 683 Swarovski crystals skillfully applied on the bottle to create a skull. The design on the bottle is inspired by the original name of the wine which was “Veleno” meaning poison in Italian. Since 2012 the wine has been flowing and known as Torai.
I know what you are thinking, the bottle is beautiful, but how is the wine? Honestly, I was a little worried about how the wine would taste. There are times when a wine bottle is stunning, yet the wine is simply “meh”. Torai is sparkling wine, Prosecco to be exact since it’s produced in Italy. There are three wines in the Velano Collection: Rosé Extra Dry,Cuvée Extra Dry, and Millesimato Extra Dry. I was sent a sample of each to check out.
I’m thrilled to report that the wine is good. The wines are young and made with grapes from the Hills of Marca Trevigiana, Veneto, Italy.
Rosé Extra Dry ( $65)- The light wine has aromas of strawberry and roses. It’s made with Glera, Pinot Nero, and Raboso grapes. A trio of creates a delightful wine. While this wine is suggested as an aperitif, it can also be served during a meal.
Cuvée Extra Dry ($60)- Made with Glera and Manzoni grapes this wine has a floral and fragrant aroma. This wine would pair with fish, truffle cheese, avocado toast, and mac and cheese.
Millesimato Extra Dry ( $60)- The Glera grapes in this wine are from a single harvest. It feels elegant on the tongue. It has a lovely fragrant smell of floral notes with a touch of citrus. Pairs nicely with seafood, grilled veggies, or pizza.