GRAPES: Moscato Giallo
PRODUCTION AREA: Colli Euganei, hills near Padua city north-east of Italy
ASPECT AND ELEVATION: 300-400 meters above the level
SOIL TYPE: Morainic and volcanic
TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot
PLANTING DENSITY: 5000 vines per hectare
HARVEST PERIOD: End of September
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 6,5% vol
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 90 g/ lit
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5,9 g/ lit
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 6° - 8° C
RECOMMENDED GLASS: Medium-sized, tulip-shaped glass
AGEING POTENTIAL: Two years
FORMAT (ML): 750
Grapes are picked by hand to select the best fruit. After a soft pressing, a short period of maceration and a short static decantation of the must, the temperature is reduced to 0°C to avoid the fermentation. Starting from the must, fermentation takes place in stainless steel, then a short Charmat method, about two months. In the end the wine is chilled, filtered and isobaric bottling is carried out.
Bright golden yellow, a fine and delicate perlage. Notes of exotic fruits and orange zest, peach and apricot. Sweet with subtle aromatic aromas of citrus fruit; the aromatic aftertaste recalls the flavour of the Moscato grape, with pleasant freshness.
While dessert is Moscato's forte, cheese courses, charcuterie or antipasto plates can be perfect pairings. Its versatility, and the lower alcohol also make it an ideal aperitif candidate.