Muscat Piedmont Italy
Araldica are the largest growers cooperative in Piedmont, established by a parish priest in the 1950s, they remain true to their old world style of communal management and deep respect for the land. Alasia is a true Moscato d'Asti, pleasingly low in alcohol, fruit filled and crisp, its slightly off dry palate, striking the perfect balance to an intensely aromatic wine. Brimming with heady notes of honey dew and ripe juicy grapes, Alasia is drinking deliciously right now alongside salads and smart luncheon cuisine.
The revitalizing wines of Asti owe as much of their appeal to the selection of site, as they do to the uniquely vivacious character of the Moscato grape itself. Harvests are all hand picked, normally around early September, off vines averaging thirty years of age, trained to Guyot trellis on limestone clay soils, planted to southwest facing slopes in the Monferrato hills of Asti, at splendid scenic altitudes, 250 to 400 metres above the sea. Fruit is sent to pressurized fermenters, inoculated by R2 yeasts and treated to a temperature controlled vinification. Ferments are arrested by chilling and filtration, to retain the vital fruit characters and dulcet sweetness that are so essential to Moscato d'Asti. Alcohol 5.0%
Light golden hue. Vigorous bouquet of honey, flowers and ripe grapes, very Moscato. An intensely sweet but well balanced palate, laden with flavours of juicy ripe grapes, citrus, lemons and rosewater. A wonderfully fruit filled, lingering aftertaste, finishing cleanly on a wave of refreshing acidity. Match with chicken recipes, cheeses and mediterranean faire.