Aldo Vaira grows his Moscato grapes in the 'Riforno' vineyard in the Comune of Mango, in the Moscato d'Asti zone. It is a south-facing, 2.5 hectare vineyard planted at the top of a very steep slope, at 420-470m above sea level. The vines are trained in mixed guyot system and were planted between 1986-2007. The planting density is 3,600 vines per hectare.
Fresh and fragrant, this foaming dessert wine opens with aromas of orange blossom, chopped herb and ripe orchard fruit. The bright, generous palate doles out juicy yellow peach, apricot, Bartlett pear and lemon drop alongside fresh acidity and a hint of mineral. A sage note closes the finish.
Greenish yellow with straw yellow hues. Expressive aromas of sage and fresh yellow fruits such as apricots, peaches and exotic fruits. A delicate yet persistent perlage refreshes and cleanses the palate. The balance between sweetness and freshness carry on into a long creamy finish.
Thanks to its naturally low alcohol levels, Muscat is a perfect match for spicy Asian cuisine, especially when the wine has a little bit of residual sugar. Off-dry Muscat can work well with lighter desserts like key lime pie and lemon meringue, while fully sweet Muscat-based dessert wines are enjoyable after dinner with an assortment of cheeses.