Araldica Alasia Moscato d'Asti 2017 (DOCG)
Light gold hue.
Powerful aromas of honey, flowers and fresh grapes.
Intensely sweet, with flavours of grapes and citrus and finishing cleanly with refreshing acidity.
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Claudio believes that effective management can preserve that most important concern for the customer - value for money: "Our intention has never been to follow an idle dream of making a great wine that is then impossible to find or difficult to afford. Our broader ambition has been to provide a range that is both understandable and accessible. Quite simply, wine for drinking and enjoying."
The grapes for Araldica's Moscato d'Asti are sourced from their members' vineyards, in the Monferrato hills in the south of the province of Asti in the Piemonte region. The vineyards have a south westerly aspect and are at altitudes of between 250 and 400 m above sea level. Vines are grown in limestone-clay soil using the Piedmont low Guyot trellis. The average age of the vines is 30 years and the planting density 4000-4500 vines per ha. Yields are 77 hl per ha. The fruit is hand- harvested between 1st to 12th September.
Fermentation in pressure tank under temperature control. The fermentation is deliberately stopped by chilling and filtration to retain the luscious natural sweetness.
Sweet and gently sparkling with delicate aromas of honey, flowers and fresh grapes. On the palate the wine reveals further aromatic apricot, stone fruit, grape notes and a soft mousse. Delightful refreshing acidity on the finish to balance the sweetness.