Elvio Cogno

Piedmont, Italy

Moscato d’Asti DOCG – 2014

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Location: In the commune of Calosso
    • Size: 1 hectare (2.471 acres)
    • Vine Age: 30 years
    • Soil: Clay and sand
    • Elevation: 350 meters (1,148 feet) above sea level
    • Exposure: Southeast
    • Density: 4,000 vines/hectare (1,619 vines/acre)
    • Training: Vertical trellising, Guyot pruning
  • Vintage Report

    • Winter was cold with little snow, followed by a spring with average temperatures and alternating days of heavy rain, leading to early development in the vineyards. Although the summer months were cool with frequent rain, September and October were warm and dry, which helped with the harvest.

    • Harvest Date(s): September 10
  • Vinification

    • 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
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Moscato
    • Production (in cases): 1,160 (6/750ml)
    • Cases Imported: 300
    • Alcohol: 5%
    • RS: 1.2 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Straw-yellow in color, the bouquet is full of white and orange flowers, sage, and sweet, dried fruits. In the mouth it is not overly sweet. It has a long finish and delicate perlage that intensifies the natural aromatic characteristics of the Moscato grape.