The Doglia family, known for high quality Moscato d’Asti wines, hand-harvests their White Muscat grapes, and takes great care during vinification to produce a wine that reflects the varietal characteristics. After a gentle pressing, the grape must is preserved in cooling vats at -1.5°C(29°F) to maintain the aromatic compounds of the grapes. Then, the wine is fermented via the Martinotti-Charmat method in a temperature-controlled autoclave. The final product is a delightfully sweet wine, with an alcohol level of 5%.
On the nose, there are notes of peach, melon, and apricot fruit, as well as hints of jasmine and roses. The palate is characterized by flavors of ripe fruits and citrus zest, with a long crisp finish.
About this wine producer: Gianni Doglia, along with the help of his parents and sister Paola, is the owner and winemaker at his family’s estate, which was founded in 1940 by his grandfather. The 10 hectare (25 acre) estate is located in Castagnole delle Lanze, a town in the province of Asti. Respect for the land is a focus of the Doglia family, who practice sustainable viticulture, with an emphasis on maintaining the biodiversity of the soil. The vineyards of calcareous-clay soil benefit from a mild climate, due to the influence of the Marin winds from the Ligurian coast and the Foehn winds from the Alps in the summer.