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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.
2017 Asti was not immune to the challenges of the 2017 vintage, which was one of the hottest and driest on record throughout many regions in Italy. Frosts affected some Asti vineyards in spring, leading to slightly lower yields. The warm, dry season led to an early harvest of with good ripeness and flavour.
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.
The hilly region of Piemonte in north-western Italy produces some of Italy’s most powerful red wines, but it is also famous for the delicate sparkling wines of Asti, the ancient city in the Monferrato hills.
Piemonte translates as “foot of the mountain”, in this case the Alps, and the patchwork of appellations is determined primarily by altitude and aspect.
A collection of classic varieties grown in the earth that suits them best. Each wine is a reflection of their region.
The labels feature an abstract hand-print illustration designed to evoke the distinct personality of the country from which the wine originates.
This hand is inspired by the vibrant culture and rich history of Italy. Their lavish Venetian masquerade masks speak of the fine craftsmanship applied to not only art but food and wine too.