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: Eugenio Rivella, Gianni Doglia’s maternal grandfather, was a sharecropper in 1947 when he purchased this 10-hectare farm in Castagnole delle Lanze. His ambition was to vinify grapes that he grew on his own land. Now representing the third generation at the estate, Gianni Doglia is one of the leading growers in the region of Monferrato, especially celebrated for his Tre Bicchieri awarded Moscato d’Asti, which is often called the finest wine of its kind in the region. The organically farmed vineyards, which lie on calcareous soil at an elevation of 320-360 meters, are among the highest in Asti. They include five hectares of Moscato Bianco, with the other five divided among smaller parcels of Barbera, Nebbiolo, and Grignolino. Gianni Doglia is an active member of The Green Experience, which assists winegrowers in implementing sustainable practices in viticulture.