Moscato d'Asti DOCG

2018

Moscato d'Asti 2018

The Wine

The aromatic Moscato grape (Muscat Blanc) has been part of Piedmont’s winemaking traditions for generations. It produces a wine with intense aromas characteristic of this grape variety, fruity nuances sweet from natural residual sugar. Its low alcohol content and delicate effervescence make it an extremely pleasant versatile wine.

Grape Variety

100% Moscato bianco di Canelli

Climate

The 2018 vintage started out with a long winter season with frequent rain showers that replenished groundwater reserves that were depleted after 2017’s drought conditions. Winter weather conditions persisted until the beginning of March with lower than average temperatures causing a delay in vine growth. Frequent rain and lower than average temperatures prevailed during spring and the first half of summer. Halfway through July, temperatures rose considerably and a long stretch of beautiful weather followed favoring slow, regular berry ripening. Despite these climatic conditions, there was a notable disparity in berry maturation from vineyard to vineyard. Moscato grapes were harvested from September 3rd to the 15th.

Harvest and Vinification

L'uva, raccolta a mano, è stata pigiata e prima di essere pressata, ha sostato per un breve periodo nella pressa per favorire il passaggio degli aromi dalle bucce al mosto. Il mosto fiore ottenuto è stato separato dalle fecce per sedimentazione naturale. Successivamente ha avuto luogo la fermentazione alcolica fino ad ottenere una gradazione di 5 % di alcol, interrotta mediante refrigerazione. Il vino è stato chiarificato, filtrato ed in seguito imbottigliato.

Historical Data

The aromatic Moscato grape (Muscat Blanc) has been part of Piedmont’s winemaking traditions for generations. It produces a wine with intense aromas characteristic of this grape variety, fruity nuances sweet from natural residual sugar. Its low alcohol content makes it an extremely pleasant versatile wine.

Tasting Notes

Moscato d'Asti produced by Prunotto is an intense straw yellow color. The nose presents the characteristic aroma of the Muscat Blanc grape together with notes of acacia honey and hawthorn blossoms. Its full palate is vigorous and elegant with a pleasing and fresh balanced finish.

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