(d.o.c.g. D.P.R. 28/11/1993 – d.o.c. D.P.R. 09/07/1967)
Muscat has always been the wine for parties and celebrations. It also adapts perfectly to the end of meals, accompanying desserts.
From this old and noble variety two wines are obtained today: Asti (sparkling wine) and Moscato d’Asti (still wine), both of them Docg.
When released for marketing, Asti must offer the following characteristics:
Fine and persistent.
From straw yellow to soft golden.
Characteristic, incisive and delicate.
Scented, characteristic and delicately sweet; well balanced.
Minimum total alcohol content by volume: 12%, of which 7 to 9,5% originated from fermentation of the sugar
Minimum total acidity: 5‰;
Sugar-free extracts: 17 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.