(d.o.c. D.M. 22/11/1994)
The wine regulations concerning Piemonte Moscato impose that it presents the following characteristics when it is released for marketing:
Fairly intense straw or golden yellow
Characterisctic aroma of the Muscat grape
Characteristic bouquet, sometimes sparkling
Minimum total alcohol content by volume: 10,5% of which at least 5,5% and no more than 7% originated from the fermentation of sugar
Minimum total acidity: 5‰
Sugar-free extract: 22 g/litre.
It is a fairly vigorous and prefers marly soil with plenty of limestone, interspersed with banks of sand and sandstone. It is prone to mildew infection and ripens in mid September. The bunch is fairly compact, and cylinder or cone shaped. The grapes are round, with a golden colour that can become amber when they are exposed to the sun. you can read more about Moscato here.