2016-Moscato-Regional Selections:Piedmont

2016-Moscato-Regional Selections:Piedmont

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Code: HP16-PIMOSCTO6

A NOTE FROM OUR WINEMAKERS

With its exotic perfume, playful fizz and low alcohol, Moscato d’Asti is an ideal aperitif and the perfect accompaniment to cakes and happy times.

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    Gary BaldwinChief Winemaker
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    Peter DillonSenior Winemaker
 
 
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THE FINER DETAILS

TASTING NOTES

This is a classic Moscato d’Asti with low alcohol, delicate sweetness and gentle fizz. It is fragrant of apricot, lychees and orange blossom and has juicy fruit flavours. Traditionally served at 8-10oC as an aperitif or with dessert.

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VINTAGE

2016 was an excellent vintage throughout Piemonte, with good ripeness balanced by lively acid. It was generally dry, with some localised storms late in the season; yields were above average and the harvest was slightly later than normal.

WINEMAKING

The grapes were hand harvested at the end of August and into September. A slow fermentation at low temperatures promotes vibrant fruit flavours and delicate aromas. The ferment is arrested at 5% alc/vol, retaining a level of natural sweetness, and the light fizz - called frizzante in Italian - is added via Martinotti method in pressurised tank.