GRAPES: Moscato Giallo
PRODUCTION AREA: Colli Euganei, hills near Padua city
ASPECT AND ELEVATION: 300 meters above sea level
SOIL TYPE: Morainic and volcanic
TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot
PLANTING DENSITY: 5000-5500 vines per hectare
HARVEST PERIOD: End of September
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 6,5% vol
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 95 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
Selected grapes are harvested in late September. After a short period of maceration, the must is separated from the skins which are gently pressed. The must is stored at very low temperatures to prevent fermentation. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel for about two months then wine is cooled down and filtered before bottling.
Bright golden yellow, with a fine and long perlage. Fresh varietal flavours and high natural acidity. Notes of exotic fruit, orange zest, peach and apricot. Sweet, with hints of citrus fruit.
While dessert is Moscato's forte, cheese courses, charcuterie or antipasto plates can be perfect pairings. Its versatility and the lower alcohol make it an ideal aperitif candidate.