MOSCATO D'ASTI DOCG 2018
88 POINTS LUCA MARONI (2017)
Production area: Ricaldone
Blend: 100% Moscato bianco
Service temperature: 6-8 °C/ 43-46 °F
Vineyard location: Hillside, with south-east exposure
Yield per hectare: 8 tons
Harvest type: Hand harvesting
Harvest time: End of September
Vinification: Selection of the best grapes. Soft pressing. The must is left to decant in stainless steel tanks for several hours. Following the decantation, the must is transferred to another tank where the temperature is lowered to 2-3 °C to ensure the preservation of the juice and to prevent the fermentation. Following this phase, begins the fermentation of the must in controlled-temperature, of 16 - 18°C, pressurized stainless steel tanks until the alcohol level reaches 5,5%. This is the phase in which the fizz, typical of Moscato, is produced, obtained by trapping the CO, a natural by-product of fermentation, in the tank until the internal pressure has reached a maximum of 2 atmospheres.
Pressure: 2,45 ATM
Tasting notes: Light straw in color with a pleasantly frothy mousse of tiny bubbles. Incredible aromas of orange blossoms, white peaches and rose on the nose. Mouthwatering apricot and mineral flavors. Weightless, vibrant, refreshing.