Moscato d'Asti DOCG
Who doesn't know it, the light, fresh Italian. A Moscato is the epitome of dolce vita, a low-alcohol, sweet sparkling wine. The best-known representative probably comes from Piedmont: Moscato d'Asti. Moscato is made from the muscat grape, one of the few grape varieties whose grapes already smell and taste like the wine that is made from them. Therefore, they are grown not only for wine, but also as table grapes. Muskatellergilt as the probably oldest, historical noble grape variety in the world. It has been growing around the Mediterranean for centuries, almost certainly originating in Greece, from where it came to ancient Italy. And the Romans subsequently cultivated it throughout the Mediterranean. At 4.5 to 5.5 percent alcohol by volume, Moscato d'Asti is more of a fermented grape must than a true wine, its fine bubbles coming from a carbonic acid pressure of about 1.5 bar. The sparkling Muscat from Piedmont smells of apricots, elderflower and fruit fresh from the tree. It is therefore an ideal companion to fruit, fruit desserts or simply as a light-hearted drink for an aperitif. Its freshness is due to its special production method. The freshly pressed must is cooled and preserved without vinification at freezing temperature until further use. The must is pumped into a pressurized tank, inoculated with pure yeasts and slightly warmed so that fermentation can begin. From now on, waiting for the ideal moment to stop, the fermenting Moscato is analyzed around the clock. Once it is ready, it is filtered and the sweet, sparkling wine is stabilized during three weeks at sub-zero temperatures. After that it is ready for bottling. The whole production process is repeated several times during the year so that we can always enjoy it full of freshness.