Moscato d'Asti, sweet summer love
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If you are in any itinerary dedicated to wine, through the Southern Piedmont, a tasting is certainly geared towards the white Muscat. It is a vine with pentagonal leaf, which bunch is average, cylindrical-pyramid. The grapes are spherical, with thin skin yellow-green. A jewel of the Mediterranean nature! Its story is forgetful, and full of stories that travel from the Roman world to the best Michelin restaurant. From recent studies of genetic ampelography seems that the Moscato was the forefather of all grapes, the first to be cultivated, which over time would lead to all the other varieties currently grown or known. The Moscati are a group of vines particularly numerous, the most popular, with different origins, traces of which have more precise and quotations in ancient documents, but White Moscato is definitely one that has the oldest origins. With such a story behind it, it would be a shame to escape it from the nose... A sweet memorable wine Just from this historic vineyard it is obtained the Moscato d'Asti(www.produttorimoscato.it) that with its complexity, sweetness and tradition stands out among the excellent wine of Piedmont. The area of wine production is included in the territories of 52 municipalities in the provinces of Asti, Cuneo and Alessandria. It is produced almost exclusively by small and medium sized companies or cooperatives, wineries that use only the grapes from their vineyards. Moscato di Asti has reached extraordinary levels of quality through the deployment of modern wine making technology, especially the cold tehnique, which has helped to keep the wine aromas and flavors of fruit and at the same time, stabilize the product enabling the storage and the transport. The DOCG “Asti” is reserved in particular to two wines: sweet sparkling wine (Asti or Asti Spumante) and sweet non sparkling white wine (Moscato d'Asti). Regulation and ancient customs to create wonderful wines. Its properties Concurrently with the festivities, sophisticated tasting and simple situations of coexistence, the Moscato of Asti is one of the wines most characteristic of Piedmont wine. Its unique musky aroma of the white Muscat grapes, delicate and intense, recalls the lilac and lime, apricot with hints of sage, lemon and orange blossom. An explosion of the nature that jumps into his nostrils and leads to wild thoughts. The distinctive aroma of Asti and of the Moscato d'Asti is created from a union of terpene compounds found in Muscat grapes with the volatile compounds formed during fermentation. The result? An explosive taste in the mouth, sweet and unquestionably aromatic. It can be still a firm wine, but its fortune flowing from his sparkling talent, typical sparkling Moscato d'Asti. These nectars of the gods must be consumed young (possibly within the year following the harvest) in order to appreciate the sensorial complexity.