Wine Details

La Spinetta Moscato Passito Oro DOC

The Moscato grapes for the Oro are left to dry in the cellar until the end of December, followed by alcoholic and malolactic fermentation and an additional two years aging in new French oak barrels. The result is virtually liquid gold (“Oro” in Italian), a luscious wine with intense, pure aromas of grapefruit skin, honeysuckle, crystallized ginger, aromatic herbs and honey. Juicy, precise and penetrating, succulent yet firm flavors of lemon, thyme, vanilla, ripe citrus and pear are accented by maple syrup and spice. This is a dense, luscious, rich Moscato wine that pairs nicely with chocolate desserts and rich cheeses.

Region:

Producer:

La Spinetta Piedmont

Varietal:

100% Moscato

Vineyard:

Mango, southern exposure

Yield:

1,000 bottles/ha

Aging:

2 years in new oak

Alcohol content:

11.0%

Age of vines:

28 years old

Production:

3,800 bottles

Soil:

Sandy

Average altitude:

500 m a.s.l.

Vinification:

Moscato grapes are dried in the cellar until the end of December, alcholic and malolactic fermentation in new French oak

Harvest:

End of October

First vintage:

1998

Cellar:

La Spinetta, Castagnole Lanze

Bottling:

2 years after harvest, refinement in the bottle, available in 0.5 l

Release:

5 years after harvest

Recent press reviews

94

La Spinetta Moscato Passito Oro DOC 2011

Wine Advocate (94)- "This is a special wine made from late-harvest Moscato grapes aged in French barrique for eight long years. The La Spinetta 2011 Piemonte Moscato Passito Oro (with only 1,000 500-milliliter bottles produced) opens to a dark golden color with polished copper or amber highlights. The perfumes are bright and intense, but interestingly, this aged Moscato shows a lot of herbal notes with dried rosemary and sage on top of honey, dried flowers and candied orange peel. The wine maintains its acidity, but it also shows thick layers of generous sweetness and richness."

90

La Spinetta Moscato Passito Oro DOC 2010

Wine Spectator (90)- "Intense aromas of apricot, caramel, grapefruit and clove define this lively dessert white. Luscious and balanced, with a lingering finish. Drink now. 316 cases made."

92

La Spinetta Moscato Passito Oro DOC 2007

Wine Spectator (92)- "A sweet Moscato that balances richness with lively acidity, framing dried apricot, dried fig, ginger and white pepper notes. Concentrated and well-defined, with a lingering aftertaste of honey, dried fruit and spice. Drink now through 2020. 316 cases made. "