Moscato d’Asti DOCG

Marcarini is located in the heart of La Morra, a quaint hilltop village with a population of 2,758, surrounded on all sides by perfectly manicured hillside vineyards. The building goes back to the 1700s and is connected to a medieval tower. The winery’s historic cool, underground cellars are ideal for classic élevage. The exquisite Marcarini range features an embracing style, outstanding longevity and that blockbuster structure Piedmont is famous for.

Marcarini, founded in the 1850s, was among the very first in the Langhe area to designate single vineyards on its labels – as early as the 1950s. In fact, Boschi di Berri Pre-Fillossera, one of its historic crus, is over 150 years old and planted with rare, pre-Phylloxera Dolcetto vines. All their vineyards are estate-owned in some of the most sought-after areas of the region known for winemaking excellence. These wonderful locations, the steepness of the slopes, the nature of the terrain, sun exposure and exceptional microclimate are not only conducive to top wines, but to non-aggressive, natural vineyard management. Vineyard surface covers 42 of the estate’s total 62 acres (17 and 25 hectares respectively).

An extraordinary dessert wine – sweet yet fresh and intensely aromatic – whose delicate sparkle and lively grape flavors are the pride of Moscato d’Asti. These pure Moscato Bianco (which goes back to Roman times) grapes are grown in Marcarini’s Cascina Sargentin vineyards in Neviglie, right in the heart of the appellation. It is intensely aromatic, with fruity and floral notes. The quintessential dessert wine, easy to pair with freshly baked desserts. For Marcarini, this wine represents happiness and friendship.


Wine exported to

Bermuda, Canada, USA, Puerto Rico, Australia, Austria

Grape Varieties:

100% Moscato d'Asti

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

Around 50 Days

Type of yeast:

Selected yeast

Fermentation temperature:

15-16 °C (59 - 60.8 °F)

Malolactic fermentation:

No

Fining agent:

Bentonite

Aging containers:

Stainless steel

Container size:

50 Hl

Bottling period:

December, February, April, June

Aging before bottling:

None

Aging in bottle:

None

Closure:

Diam

Organic:

No

Vineyard location:

Neviglie, Piedmont

Vineyard size:

2 hectares (5 acres)

Soil composition:

Calcareous clay with sub-alkaline mixture and organic substances

Vine training:

Espalier

Altitude:

270 meters (886 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

5,000 vines per hectare

Yield:

90 q/ha

Exposure:

Southern and southwestern

Years planted:

1980, 2001

Age of vines:

18 and 39 years old

Time of harvest:

Early September

First vintage of this wine:

1996

Total yearly production (in bottles):

30,000

Tasting notes:

Brilliant straw-yellow color with soft green reflections. A delicate white froth evolves into a very fine and persistent perlage. Its full nose is aromatic, floral and fruity as well as intense and persistent. The taste, which is pleasantly sweet and refreshing due to the low alcohol content and correct acidity, is smooth and rich with musky sensations typical of the Moscato grape - the wine’s aromatic persistence is very long and intense.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 4-6 °C (39.2-42.8 °F).

Food pairings:

The dessert wine par excellence, it pairs well with fresh pastries and cakes, the classic panettone, all kinds of baked desserts and fruit.

Aging potential:

2 Years

Alcohol:

Alc. 5% by vol.

Winemaker:

The Marcarini family and Valter Bonetti