The Marco Negri estate is located in the heart of the Asti region of Piedmont. It was purchased by Marco Negri, producing its first sparkling wine in 1993. There are 15 hectares total and 11 hectares are planted with the Moscato grape, known for its grapey, musky aroma. This Moscato d’Asti is guaranteed fresh because it is literally made to order: the carefully selected, totally ripe grapes are gently pressed, put into stainless steel tanks, and then immediately the temperature is decreased to -2 degrees celsius. It remains in this semi-frozen state until it is ready to be bottled. This cold temperature not only intensifies the aromas and tastes, but also shortens the time between fermentation and the product’s release to market.