Moscato d'Asti

Paolo Saracco

Pronunciation
Moe-sca-toe
Year
Current Vintage
Type
Dessert
Winery
Paolo Saracco
Region
Piemonte
Oenologist
Paolo Saracco

Overview

The vineyards belonging to the Saracco family are in a perfect microclimate for the grape Moscato d' Asti, the soil is comprised of limestone mixed with sandy veins and the elevation provides just the right temperature and humidity balance. Vineyard management and strict control over the winemaking process all contributes to Paolo Saracco being referred to in the press as the "The Maestro of Moscato". Just one valley away is the Monferrato ridge where Saracco started planting his Pinot Nero. The soil on this hill changes distinctly from the vineyards surrounding Casiglione Tinella, where Paolo grows his Moscato d' Asti. Saracco has perfected the balance of acid and residual sugar to make an incredibly light and floral sparkling wine.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
Moscato d'Asti
Vinification
| Appearance
Pale straw-coloured, bright
| Aroma
Perfume of fresh peach, pear and aromatic white flowers.
| Taste
A gentle sparkle brightens the fruit and a tingle of sweetness hints of candied fruits.
| Serving Suggestions
This wine is perfect as refreshing aperitf or a light finish to a meal.

Moscato d'Asti

Suggested Retail:
$26.00
CSPC#:
731271
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
12

Reviews

The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker -90 points

The 2007 Moscato d’Asti offers up to an exciting array of lime peel, pears, green apples, flowers and minerals in a focused, incredibly pure style. The wine possesses gorgeous length and phenomenal balance. This is what top-flight Moscato is all about. Anticipated Maturity: 2008