2016 Saracco Moscato d'Asti

Year: 2016
Appellation: Piedmont
Country: Italy
Wine Advocate: 92
James Suckling: 91
White Wine
Price :
$12.95

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"This wine comes to us from one of the finest producers of sweet Moscato that I know of. The Saracco 2016 Moscato d'Asti is a fresh and cheerful wine that is best consumed young when those aromas are so pure and beautiful. The bouquet is redolent of honey, sweet peach and exotic fruit. In the mouth, the wine is creamy and rich. This vintage strikes me as particularly well put together and articulate." (WA)

"Nectarine perfume, almond paste, candied orange peel, beeswax and honeysuckle on the nose. Light body, zesty acidity, plenty of tangy stone fruit and a candied-lemon finish. Lightly sweet. Drink now." (JS)

Winery Notes:
The village of Castiglione Tinella, where the Saracco winery is located, is between two of the most well-known Piedmontese towns for great wine and food: Alba and Santo Stefano Belbo. Luigi Saracco, the great-grandfather of Paolo, began growing Moscato grapes here in the early 1900s. Paolo Saracco grew up in the vineyards and even at an early age he had a desire to make a wine using his family’s name. Upon completion of his enological studies, he began experimenting not only with new winemaking techniques, but also a more modern vineyard management style.

Lightly sparkling aromatic wine. Aromas of peach, apricot, lemon peel and white flowers. Complex, good body with balance between sweetness and acidity, nice persistency.