The Moscato was sourced from Serralunga d’Alba, situated at an altitude of 320-340 metres above sea level on the western edge of the Moscato d’Asti DOCG zone. The vines are Guyot-trained and the soils here are composed predominantly of limestone.
The grapes were hand harvested, and softly pressed on arrival at the winery. The juice was pumped into temperature-controlled, stainless-steel pressurised tanks. Fermentation took place at 15°C to preserve the flavour and aromas of the Moscato grapes. Fermentation was stopped by chilling the tank to 0°C when the wine reached 5% ABV, resulting in a gently sparkling wine with a high level of residual sugar.
In the glass, this wine is bright yellow with a fine and long lasting mousse. It opens with fresh grape aromas, accompanied by notes of sage and rose petals. On the palate, it has a refreshing acidity to balance the natural sweetness of this wine.
Moscato D'Asti DOCG
This 23 hectare estate has been in the Massolino family since 1896. Since 1994 the style of the wines has undergone a subtle transformation. Winemaker Franco Massolino has done a wonderful job of marrying change with a respect for tradition, something that sets him apart from most of the younger producers in Barolo today. This is in part dictated by the nature of the vineyards that the Massolino family owns in the commune of Serralunga d’Alba – the source of some of the greatest, most structured, robust and long-lived Barolo wines.
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