The story of the wine:
Moscato is a widely planted grape variety throughout Italy, and Piemonte is no exception. Part of Piemonte’s reputation for excellent moscato is that they use the superior variety called Moscato Bianco, which is also known as Muscat Blanc a Petit Grains. Moscato d’Asti was recently given DOCG status thereby ensuring that the quality is firs class. It is ideal as a wine to drink with pudding or at the end of the meal when a heavy, sweet wine is too much. La Gatta is the name of a small district in the township of Calamandrana south of Asti.
Grape: 100% Moscato Bianco
Area: The La Gatta estate of 8ha. is near the village of Calamandrana just south of the town of Asti.
Vine Density: 4,000 per ha
Training system: Guyot
Harvest: A manual harvest during the second week of September.
Vinification: There is a partial fermentation for two days at 15°C. The fermentation is by Metodo Charmat with the fermentation completed in a sealed vat to retain the CO²and thus make the frizzante.
Ageing: Bottled straightaway for extra freshness.
Pack size: 6x75cl
Descriptions for the Wine List:
1) A delicious, frothy wine with a touch of sweetness and a nice crispness to balance. A lovely, easy to drink wine.
2) The ideal pudding wine or to finish off a meal, Moscato d’Asti is one of the wine world’s absolute delights. From a single estate in the classic region for this wine this Moscato has a delightful character. A delicious, frothy wine with a touch of sweetness and a nice crispness to balance. A lovely, easy to drink wine.
Easy to Drink
Fulfilled all expectations, as usual. Delivery was on time and I was notified ahead so that someone would be home to receive the shipment. This wine drinks smoothly, has relatively low alcohol content and is not too sweet. Just right for an easy drink.
Easy, wonderful purchase. I fell in love with this wine at a restaurant we went to on our wedding anniversary...apparently this wine is hard to find...im glad i found your site and you were able to send them to me really quick! Thanks!