The vintage began with a mild winter followed by the months of March and April marked by fine weather and little rainfall. The rainy days of May and June caused a slowdown in plant growth. The situation was later normalized. The haverst started on August 21 with Alta Langa. Barbera and Nebbiolo ripening has slowed down but it has been taken up in the second half of September. Especially Nebbiolo grapes were harvested in optimal conditions. The 2020 vintage can be said to be extremely good with intense and elegant aromas and with well-balanced wines.
Winemaker: Paolo Giacosa
Grapes: 100% Moscato Bianco
Growing Area: Santo Stefano Belbo, Mango
Alcohol: 5,50 % by volume. 120 g/L residual sugar
Food: An excellent partner for desserts, but also as a refreshing drink.
No oak Oak
Colour: Light straw yellow with typical golden hues.
Nose: Unmistakeable, fragrant like no other wine, fresh Moscato grape’s varietal aromas of roses, geraniums, citrus fruits and sage.
Palate: Fresh, elegant and well balanced of sweetness and acidity, smooth with delightful long fruity and mineral finish. Amazing and perfect correspondence Nose-Palate.
Serving: 7 - 8 °C
Cellaring: Drink young
Exposure: S, SW
Vines age: 10 - 25 years
Soil: Clay - loamy
Yield: 9000 kg/ha
Harvests: 100% hand-harvested
Training system: Guyot
Farming practices: Sustainable viticulture
PRE-FERMENTATION PROCEDURES: Grape bunches are hand-sorted on a vibrant table and chilled with carbonic snow to avoid oxidation and reduce considerably the use of sulphur and softly pressed.
This process is “100% screw conveyor free” to handle grapes as gently as possible.
FERMENTATION PROCESS: The fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature and interrupted in order to keep natural sugar and grape aromas. The second fermentation in autoclave allows the wine to become pleasantly fizzy.
ERIANTHE MOSCATO D’ASTI keeps the whole amazing set of unmistakeable aromas provided by the grapes.
Thanks to the low alcohol content this delightful fizzy wine is pleasantly easy to drink and particularly enjoyable as summer refreshing beverage.