Teresa Soria

Moscato d'Asti DOCG
vendemmia tardiva - Vigna Marini

Moscato d'asti DOCG vendemmia tardiva - Vigna Marini

Wine of the soul and of wait
"They are grapes held,
ripe beyond the vineyard,
left at the wind and become wine,
extreme juice of the sun."

Vine
Moscato Bianco di Canelli.

Origin
Vineyards are located on the hill of Marini in the Municipality of Castiglione Tinella, at a height of 450 metres. They are South-East-oriented and highly sloping. They are the Sorì del Moscato.

Soil
Marls with fine sands.

Vinification
The sparsest bunches of the oldest vines are chosen. Grapes are arranged by hand in a single layer on tiny boxes. You let bunches rest for 60 days. By natural “passerillage”, the natural sugary concentration of grapes reaches even 400 gr/l of sugar. After “passerillage”, grapes are pressed very slowly, the must is fined and filtered with Dutch bag filters. Little by little, alcoholic fermentation in steel starts and will last for at least one month. When the acquired alcohol reaches 14%, fermentation stops with the cold and the must is left on its deposits for six months in barrique. The wine is bottled during the summer.

Refinement
6 months in barrique and at least 12 months after bottling. It is interesting to evaluate its evolution in years to come.

Tasting
Brilliant amber-yellow colour. When you smell it, you will feel notes of candied citrus zest. When you taste it, the sugary residue and the alcohol content give a smooth and fruity taste.

Pairing
It is a meditation wine. It is excellent with blue-veined goat cheeses and foie gras.