Dili Moscato Giallo Veneto IGT, Natural Wine – 2017
- Appellation: Luvigliano Hills, Padua, Veneto
- Size: 3.5 hectares (8.65 acres)
- Vine Age: 5-15 years
- Soil: White chalk and trachyte-laden clay
- Elevation: 250 meters (820 feet) above sea level
- Orientation: South/East
- Density: 4,000 vines/hectare (1,600 vines/acre)
- Training: Guyot
- Harvest Date(s): Hand harvested the first 10 days of September
Destemming and soft pressing, maceration on the skins for three days, pressing, fermentation on natural yeasts without added sulphites, and with no thermal control, 20% of the mass is fermented in used oak barrels and the rest in steel tanks. The two parts are united towards the end of March. In-the-bottle secondary fermentation using the starting must.
- Varietal Composition: 100% Yellow Muscat
- Alcohol: 12%
- TA: 5.3 g/l
- p H: 3.46
- RS: 0.9 g/l
The color of this wine is an oscillation of shades of golden yellow with light orange and amber highlights. The milky iridescence is the result of the yeasts suspended in the bottled wine according to the time-honored method. The intense aroma releases nuances of flowers and yellow fruit such as golden apples and peaches and exotic fruit such as the papaw, which together with the dried fruit, crunchy almonds and nuts, sulphurous and glazed notes give the wine a fuller and more interesting bouquet. It is warm on the palate with softness balanced by a pleasant sensation of tannins gleaned from the maceration of the wine on the skins. When sipped it echoes the aromas perceived on the nose with lengthy taste and olfactory persistence. The finale is characterized by an interestingly powerful yet sapid mineral wake, which invites one to quaff.
Dili Moscato Giallo Veneto IGT, Natural Wine – 2017 – Jancis Robinson – 16.5 Points
Cloudy gold. Aromas of ripe lemon and clementine. Reminds me of a lemon and ginger infusion. Dry wine with a chewy texture that gives an attractive and light tannic grip to balance the intense and aromatic fruit.