Moscato d'Asti

Vintage

Classification

Moscato d'Asti DOCG

Blend

100 % White Canelli Moscato

Climate

the 2010 vintage began with a cold and rather snowy winter which delayed the beginning of the vine cycle. The spring and early summer continued with a somewhat cool and rainy climate, with temperatures below seasonal averages and intervals of warmer weather.
At the end of July temperatures dropped once again, but the positive temperature swings between daytime and nighttime assisted in recovering some of the delay in vine growth and development.
Low temperatures in August (together with a selective thinning of bunches on the vine) helped maintain a healthy crop in the vineyard despite the abundant rainfall of the period.
The harvest began on September 14th with Arneis and Dolcetto, continued with Barbera on September 20th, and concluded on October 16th with the Bussia vineyard in Barolo.

Vinification

the harvested Moscato bunches were very healthy and well concentrated in their sugars, acidity, and aromas. The grapes, picked into small packing cases, were pressed and, before the final phase of pressing, remained in the press for a certain period in order to allow the passage of aromas from the skins to the must. The must was immediately separated from its deposits by a natural static settling. The fermentation began with an inoculation of yeasts and continued until an alcohol level of 5.5° was reached. The partially fermented must was then chilled to bloc the fermentation and was followed by a fining, a filtration, and bottling.

Alcohol: 5°

Historical data

vineyards in the townships of Canelli and Treiso with soils composed of calcareous clay marine deposits.

Tasting notes

an intense straw yellow in color with musky varietal aromas together with notes of acacia honey and hawthorn. Full, dense, vigorous, and elegant on the palate with a balanced, fresh, and pleasurable finish. An fine accompaniment to fresh fruit (excellent in an infusion with strawberries, peaches, and berry fruit) and with cookies or fruit cake. Serve at a cool 10° centigrade (50° Fahrenheit) temperature..