Moscato d'Asti DOCG Italy
Grape Variety: Moscato
For some years now the winery has been working with a grower in the Moscato growing area, Teresio Marengo “di Ruchin”, and in the 2007 vintage we selected a further plot on his large farm of around 10 ha for the production of a Moscato d’Asti. Moscato is one of the most aromatic varieties in the world, and it expresses itself at its very best when only half of the sugars contained in the grapes is metabolized into alcohol, treating us to a product of great appeal and elegance. With the benefit of Teresio’s skill, experience and knowledge of the moscato vine, we are able to use our vinification capability to obtain a very sweet-smelling wine offering an excellent balance between sugars, acidity and alcohol. Excellent as an aperitif in summer, Moscato d’Asti is also a delightful and worthy match for any kind of patisserie.
Growing area: Asti commune of Santo Stefano Belbo
Altitude: 400 m
Yield per hectare: 9 tons
Surface area: 2.5 ha
Residual sugar: 100 g/l
Alcohol content: 5-6.5%
Acidity: 5.5-6.5 g/l
Colour: straw-yellow with green highlights, with a mousse that forms a nice creamy ring.
Nose: Moscato’s aromatic qualities focus on freshness and elegance, with a good showing of musky and minty aromas, underlined by hints of candied lemon.
Taste: as stylish and elegant as the nose, benefiting from the masterly balance between residual sugars and acidity, while the creamy finish confirms the perfect integration of the carbon dioxide.
Pairings: the classic match is Moscato and corn cookies, or Moscato and zabaglione, but there is nothing to stop you enjoying the freshness of Moscato with a fruit salad.