Elvio Cogno

Piedmont, Italy

Moscato d’Asti DOCG – 2016

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  • Introduction

    • Due to an early season that started with mild temperatures in January and February, 2016 was one of the longest seasons ever recorded. The following months dropped in temperature to slow down the cycle. Heavy rains in April did not create any problems due to average daily temperatures and low overnight minimums. This slightly physiological delay created ideal conditions.

  • 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

    • 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

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