The vintage began with a mild and a long winter with little rainfall. Budding started in early April, followed by some night frosts. The month ended with temperatures below the average and well distributed rainfall. May was characterized by cool temperatures and frequent rains. June and July were hot and with little rainfall. The development of the vineyard was delayed compared to 2020. In August there were no heat waves. The harvest began on 29th August with the first parcel of Alta Langa and continued at a regular pace along with all the other grapes. Yields per hectare were below the average. The grapes were healthy and with perfect ripening parameters and surprisingly balanced in acidity.
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.
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.