Elvio Cogno

Piedmont, Italy

Moscato d’Asti DOCG – 2017

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  • Introduction

    • After several heavy snow falls in the winter time, the beginning of the spring was quite hot with some rain that helped the growing cycle to start earlier than usual. Towards the end of April, the sharp drop in temperatures recorded – especially overnight – caused some frost damage, but only at the bottom of the valleys and on cooler slopes, in fact any of our vineyards were effected. Starting from May, the weather was hot and dry, enhancing a perfectly even fruit set followed by a quick veraison. This dry conditions, even if considered extraordinary, did not effected negatively the growing cycle due the reserve of water from the winter snow. By the end of August and September, the cool nights really helped to develop perfect phenolic ripening. Harvest was about 7 to 10 days earlier than usual.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Grape Source: Calosso (purchased grapes)
    • Cultivation: Vertical trellising, Guyot pruning
    • Size: One hectare (2.471 acres)
    • Vine Age: 30 years old
    • Soil: Clay and sand
    • Elevation: 350 meters (1,148 feet) above sea level
    • Exposure: Southeast
    • Density: 4,000 vines/hectare (1,619 vines/acre)
  • Vinification

    • Soft pressing, clarification with pectolytic enzymes; fermentation is temperature controlled at 15°C (59°F) in steel fermenters. Fined and filtered prior to bottling

    • Fermentation: Soft pressing, clarification with pectolytic enzymes; fermentation is temperature controlled at 15°C (59°F) in steel fermenters. Fined and filtered prior to bottling
  • Tasting Notes

    • This delightful wine has a bright, pale-yellow color while the nose is aromatic and intense with exotic fruits and lots of flowers. The mouth is sweet and rich but the fresh acidity gives a very balanced taste. The delicate petillant makes this wine extremely drinkable.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Moscato
    • Production (in cases): 1,160 (6/750ml)
    • Cases Imported: 200
    • Alcohol: 5%