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Vintage 2018

The 2018 vintage opened with a long winter extended until March, with plenty of rainfall, restoring the soil’s water supply. Flowering and subsequent berry set took place regularly and in optimal climatic conditions. Green harvesting became necessary for nearly all varietals in order to curb production. Development was gradual during the summer; a long period of constant fine weather helped the grapes to ripen without the harvest needing to be brought forward. It has been a vintage that demanded the attention of winegrowers in their management of the vineyard in order to achieve the best results possible.

Wine details

Vintage: 2018

Winemaker: Paolo Giacosa

Grapes: 100% Moscato Bianco

Growing Area: Santo Stefano Belbo, Mango

Alcohol: 5,50 % by volume. 130 g/L residual sugar

Food: An excellent partner for desserts, light cheeses and foie gras, but also as a refreshing drink.

Characters

Young Aged

Light Bodied

Sweet Dry

No oak Oak

Winemaker's Notes

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, sage and honey hints.

Palate: Wide, 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.

Vineyard Information

Exposure: S, SW

Vines age: 10-25 years

Soil: clay-loamy

Yield: 9000 kg/ha

Harvests: 100% hand-harvested (partially 10 days later)

Training system: Guyot

Farming practices: Sustainable Viticulture

Winemaking Information

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 fizzy.

The difference is...

BLACK MOSCATO D’ASTI keeps the whole amazing set of unmistakeable aromas provided by the grapes adding the complexity due to the partially late harvest.

Thanks to the low alcohol content this delightful fizzy wine is pleasantly easy to drink and particularly enjoyable as summer refreshing beverage, with delicate cheeses or even foie gras.

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