Wine Details

La Spinetta Moscato D'Asti Biancospino DOCG

The Moscato Biancospino is lively and pure with aromas of ripe yellow apple, tangerine, lemon ice and sweet spices. A gentle, inviting mousse and flavors of fresh citrus, sage and minerals linger on the floral and long back end, making this traditionally dessert wine an ideal choice for an aperitif or a refreshing brunch beverage as well.

Region:

Producer:

La Spinetta Piedmont

Varietal:

100% Moscato

Vineyard:

Biancospino, south exposure, first single vineyard Moscato in Italy

Yield:

5,000 bottles/ha

Alcohol content:

5.5%

Age of vines:

35 - 40 years old

Production:

90,000 bottles

Soil:

Calcareous and sandy

Average altitude:

300 m a.s.l.

Vinification:

One month in autoclave (closed tanks) at 15 degrees Celsius

Harvest:

Beginning of September

First vintage:

1977

Cellar:

La Spinetta, Catagnole Lanze

Bottling:

November

Release:

November

Recent press reviews

91

La Spinetta Moscato D'Asti Biancospino DOCG 2017

Vinous Media (91)- "Vivid straw- yellow. Aromas of apricot, licorice, lime, jasmine and lilac. Dense but fresh, offering open-knit but not at all candied flavors of peach, apricot and sweet spices. Finishes long with repeating notes of white flowers and suggestions of grapery reduction. Made with grapes grown in 41 - to 47 - year- old Moscato Bianco vineyards. "

91

La Spinetta Moscato D'Asti Biancospino DOCG 1999

Wine Advocate (91)- "One of the most regreshing aperitif wines money can buy, a Moscato d'Asti is extremely low in alcohol (usually under 6%). No one makes a better, slightly sparkling Moscato than La Spinetta. They offer multiple simgle vineyard offerings, all of which are usually outstanding. The vineyard difference are less important than the fact that readers should purchase the 1999 vintage, as these wines are usually released within three months of the harvest and are meant to be consumed before the next vintage. La Spinetta's 1999 Vigneto Biancospino exhibits abundant quantities of the fruit cocktail-like nose with scents of melons, oranges, apricots, and peaches. Delicious, pure, and light, with a slight frothiness before the next vintage. "