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  • This shows lovely acidity, varietal fruit character and freshness
  • Lightly sweet and floral, this is a fresh and zesty sparkling wine
  • Enjoy with Asian influenced seafood dishes or serve alone as an aperitif
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Pale Lemon
Nose This Moscato d’Asti has intense aromas of peaches, rose petals and ginger.
Palate On the palate it is delicately sweet and sparkling with modest acidity, good balance, good complexity and a finish of fresh apricots.
Food Pairing As aperitif, perfect accompaniment to Pan-Asian cuisine and lobster as well as pastry, fruit based and creamy desserts and blue cheeses.
Cellaring 1-3 Years
Notes 100% Moscato d’Asti. This shows lovely acidity, varietal fruit character and freshness. Lightly sweet and floral, this is a fresh and zesty sparkling wine. It has intense aromas of peaches, rose petals and ginger. On the palate it is delicately sweet and sparkling with modest acidity, good balance, good complexity and a finish of fresh apricots. Enjoy with Asian influenced seafood dishes or serve alone as an aperitif
Variety Moscato
Body Light - Medium Bodied
Oak Type None
Vintage 2017
Region Piedmont
Country Italy
Sustainability None
Alcohol 5.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Vietti
Vietti is among the most esteemed producers in Barolo, releasing no fewer than six different bottlings of each vintage. The estate's history can be tracked back to the 19th Century, but they only bottled wines under their own name since the beginning of the 20th century. Alfredo Currado also called the "father of Arneis" (for his rediscovery of the nearly-lost varietal) grew Vietti in to one of the top-level producers in Piemonte and was pivotal in the early export of its products to the USA market. Alfredo was also one of the first to make wines from single plots (such as Brunate, Rocche and Villero), which was a radical concept at the time, a move that followed what Burgundian winemakers were doing. Today virtually every vintner making Barolo and Barbaresco wines offers 'single vineyard', 'cru-designated' wines. Sadly Alfredo Currado - one of Piedmont's pioneers - passed away in April, 2010, but he would no doubt be proud of his son Luca's achievements since he took over.

The vineyards that make up the Vietti holdings are some of the finest in Piedmont; Le Coste, Liste, Bricco Boschis, Ginestra, Rocchettevino, Ciabot Berton and Bussia. The winery is an elite producer who has made very serious, 100 point rated Barolos, outstanding Barberas, and the consistently excellent Barolo 'Normale' called Castiglione. The wines come from Castiglione Falletto vineyards in the hearth of the Barolo zone where the soils have unique, sandy-calcareous qualities. Since 1974 certain Vietti wines have been adorned with labels that are specially-designed original works (lithographs, xylographies, etchings, silkscreens & linocuts) inspired by the wined of that particular vintage.
Piedmont
Piedmont (Piemonte in Italian) is probably the finest wine region in all of Italy, and has laid claim to this since Roman times. It has a continental climate influenced by the surrounding Alps and Ligurian Apennines, and is located in the north-west of Italy, bordering both France and Switzerland.

Piedmont has only 1% of the total vineyards of Bordeaux and 15% that of Burgundy. So while a top Chateaux may produce upwards of 35,000 cases a year, leading Barolo producers will often make only 800 cases. More than half of its vineyards are registered with DOC designations and many are in the Apennine or Alpine foothills, from 300-600m above sea level. Most of the wines are produced by smaller family estates rather than larger holdings.

Piedmont has 46 different DOC and four DOCG regions, and produces the largest number of well known, world-recognized, prize-winning wines. The most famous would have to be Barolo or Barbaresco, whose power comes from the Nebbiolo grape variety. The most widely planted red variety is Barbera although Dolcetto, Muscat, Shiraz and Bonarda are also produced.

The white variety most well known is Moscato, which is often made into frizzante (bubbly) wines known as Asti. Cortese is made into the popular Gavi wines, and smaller amounts of Chardonnay and high quality Sparkling are also produced in the far north of Piedmont.

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