Moscato d'Asti, 2016

  La Morandina

Sparkling White

This is a perfect example of Moscato - sparkling fizzy peach and syrupy honey notes. Delicious.

Contains Sulphites.

About La Morandina

A wonderful 20-hectare family estate, the majority of which is planted to Moscato on chalk limestone soils around Castiglione Tinela. Low yields, strict selection, carefully controlled vinification along with fabulous terroir result in some of the very finest Moscato d’Astis around.

Appellation: Piedmont

Piedmont sitting at the foot of the mountains is justly regarded as one of, if not the finest wine growing region in Italy. The noblest grape found in the region in undoubtedly Nebbiolo, with the DOCG's of Barolo and Barbaresco at the forefront of production. Barbera and Dolcetto come in second and third, and being earlier ripening are often found located on those sides of the hills that receive less sunshine. The wines from Piedmont are intrinsically food friendly wines, a fact understandable given the culinary strength of the area.

Grape Type: Muscat

There are four main varieties of Muscat, the finest being Muscat à Petits Grains, followed by Muscat of Alexandria, then Muscat Hamburg and the lesser Muscat Ottonel. Renowned for its grapey aromatic character, Muscat is the great Mediterranean vine of antiquity, producing a variety of white wine styles, from the full-bodied dry whites of Alsace, to the sweet, fortified Muscats of Beaumes de Venise, Rivesaltes and Frontignan, to the lightly sparkling Moscato d’Asti wines of Piedmont that make for enthralling, refreshing aperitif or after dinner drinking.