Vietti Moscato d'Asti 2021

$19.99

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Alcohol: 5%

 

Grape(s): 100% Moscato d’Asti

 

Localization: Piedmont, Italy

 

Tasting Notes: Pale sunshine yellow color and slight frizzante, this Moscato d’Asti has intense aromas of peaches, rose petals, and ginger. On the palate, it is delicately sweet and sparkling with balanced acidity, good complexity, and a finish of fresh apricots.

 

Notes: The grapes are selected from small vineyards located in Castiglione Tinella. The vineyards are planted with 4,500 vines per hectare, which are almost 40 years old. The grapes are crushed, pressed, and naturally clarified. Must is kept without sulfites in cold storage, at low temperature in order to naturally prevent fermentation. Before the bottling, we add yeast and the temperature is increased to 12°-14° C. Alcoholic fermentation occurs in stainless steel pressured tanks to preserve natural CO2 from the fermentation. The fermentation is stopped at 5% Alc. by reducing again the temperature. There is no malolactic fermentation to preserve acidity, varietal fruit character, and freshness.

 

The wine is held in stainless steel tanks until bottling.

 

Food Pairing: This wine is a perfect accompaniment to Pan-Asian cuisine and lobster as well as pastry, fruit-based and creamy desserts, and blue cheeses, or simply as an aperitif.

 

The Domain: The history of the Vietti winery traces its roots back to the 19th Century. Only at the beginning of the 20th century, however, did the Vietti name become a winery offering its own wines in bottle. Patriarch Mario Vietti, starting from 1919 made the first Vietti wines, selling most of the production in Italy. His most significant achievement was to transform the family farm, engaged in many fields, into a grape-growing and wine-producing business.

 

Then, in 1952, Alfredo Currado (Luciana Vietti’s husband) continued to produce high-quality wines from their own vineyards and purchased grapes. The Vietti winery grew to one of the top-level producers in Piemonte and was one of the first wineries to export its products to the USA market.

 

Alfredo was one of the first to select and vinify grapes from single vineyards (such as Brunate, Rocche, and Villero). This was a radical concept at the time, but today virtually every vintner making Barolo and Barbaresco wines offers "single vineyard" or "cru-designated" wines.

 

Alfredo is also called the "father of Arneis" as in 1967 he invested a lot of time to rediscover and understand this nearly-lost variety. Today Arneis is the most famous white wine from the Roero area, north of Barolo. Setting such a fine example with Arneis, even fellow vintners as far away those on the west coast of the United States now are cultivating and producing Arneis!

 

With 35 hectares of vineyards, Vietti expects to not only increase production but having greater control over the vineyards, which looks to continually improve from a qualitative perspective. It is poised to excel well into the 21st Century.