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The Winebow Group

Moscato d'Asti DOCG 2012


Wine Description

This Moscato d'Asti gets its characteristic effervescence through a second, temperature-controlled fermentation in tank, which is stopped when the wine reaches 5% alcohol.  The Moscato Bianco grapes used for this wine are all harvested by hand from the Santo Stefano Belbo, Canelli, and Calosso areas.

Tasting Notes

This Moscato d'Asti is straw yellow in color with a characteristic nose of sweet melons, orange blossoms, jasmine, and honeysuckle.  On the palate, the sweet melon, pear, and floral flavors are balanced by refreshing acidity.

Food Pairing

While this makes for an exquisite cocktail, it also pairs well with a handful of Piedmont's famed roasted hazelnuts.

  • Vineyard & Production Info

    • Production area/appellation: Asti DOCG
    • Vineyard name: The Santo Stefano Belbo, Canelli, and Calosso vineyards
    • Vineyard size: 63, 25, and 15 acres
    • Soil composition: Calcareous and Sandy-Loam
    • Training method: Guyot
    • Elevation: 990-1,320 feet
    • Vines/acre: 1,800
    • Yield/acre: 3.8 tons
    • Exposure: Eastern / Southern
    • Year vineyard planted: 1976;1994;2010
    • Harvest time: August-September
    • First vintage of this wine: 1977
    • Bottles produced of this wine: 320,000
  • Winemaking & Aging

    • Varietal composition: 100% Moscato Bianco
    • Fermentation container: Stainless steel tanks
    • Length of alcoholic fermentation: 7-10 days
    • Fermentation temperature: 61-64 °F
  • Analytical Data

    • Alcohol: 5.5 %
    • pH level: 3.3
    • Residual sugar: 130.0 g/L
    • Acidity: 5.5 g/L
    • Dry extract: 18.0 g/L