Grape: Raisined Moscato bianco
Vineyard: Tendentially loose marllimestone (Miocene-Langhiano). Terraces with slopes of more than 50% bordered with stone walls and surrounded by plum trees, almond trees and rosemary bushes. Exposure southeast. Altitude more than 450 metres above sea level. Vines trained using the short Guyot method with a density of more than 8,000 shoots per hectare. Average yield <18hl/hectare.
Production techniques: The harvest begins at the end of September and lasts until late November, with the successive selection of the bunches and the botrytised grapes. Part of the grapes are dried on straw mats indoors. Following a slow pressing of the raisined grapes, the fermentation is started using varietal yeasts from the previous year and continues for twentyfour months in small oak barrels. The wine is bottled in the spring of the third year after the harvest.
Characteristics: Deep yellow colour, with hints of gold. Fruit forward, rich, ripe, apricot notes.
The Moscato base is evident and is enhanced by spicy and roasted notes. Rich and creamy on the palate, it is not merely sweet but also alcoholic, with a finish of almond, spice and citrus. Sweet and sumptuous, but at the same time with a fresh and fragrant tart vein. A pleasing wine that lingers with an echo of vanilla and white chocolate. lt is naturally long lasting and can be put down for a number of years.
To be enjoyed: As a meditation wine, with blue cheeses, goat cheeses, matured cheeses, Foie Gras and dry pastries. Serve at 8-12 °C in long stem crystal glasses.
Alcohol content: 11.5% - 12% by vol.
Residual sugar: ~ 140g/l
Overall alcohol content: ~ 21 % by vol.
Total acidity: ~ 60/00
pH: ~ 3.5
Sulphites: <0.12 g/1
Presentation: 37.5 cl bottles in wooden cases of six or twelve bottles. Individual lithographed cases.