Moscato d’Asti is known for its surprising perfume-like fragrance, light-body, semi-sparkling, spritzy character (frizzante), lower alcohol (5.5%) content and its dazzling fruit-forward palate profile with a welcoming sweet factor.
The color is straw yellow with occasional tinges of gold. The aromatics are amazing - orange blossom, honeysuckle, almonds and ultra expressive fruit dominated by green grapes, citrus tones and ripe peach nuances. On the palate, you will find an impressive lineup of fresh, forward fruit with sugar levels ranging from semi-sweet to sweet and wrapped in medium acidity. You will taste pear, peach and apricot.
Moscato d’Asti is ideal with every type of dessert, but it is also an excellent aperitif. We recommend to service chilled at 8°C.
As a long time resident of Piedmont, the Moscato grape is one of Italy's most eager wine ambassadors. Moscato tends to be a popular white wine among new wine lovers and enjoys a significant following with seasoned wine enthusiasts who enjoy a lighter-styled wine with brunch, dessert or on its own as a capable aperitif.
- Grape variety: 100% Moscato
- Viticulture area: Vineyards around Santo Stefano Belbo.
- Soil: Calcareous-marl
- Vineyard altitude: 250-350 m above sea level
- Pruning: Guyot
- Harvest & vinification: Moscato is harvested in the beginning of September. After the grapes have been soft pressed, the must is decanted and stored at a controlled temperature. Fermentation takes place in autoclaves, at 16-18°C, until it reaches the perfect balance of alcohol, sugar and acidity