Passito Bianco D.O.P.
100% Moscatello di Castiglione
Golden Yellow coloured, this sweet white wine is fine and intense. The native grapes of Moscatello di Castiglione have been rediscovered in the last few years.
How to serve it – It needs to rest at least 10 days after its arrive. It should be served at a temperature of 6 – 8 °C.
Gastronomic matching – It is recommended with biscuits and cream cakes. It could be also tasted with mid-seasoned cheeses served with jam or honey.
The vineyards extend in the area of Pescosansonesco at 550 m.a.s.l.,., in the core of Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park.
The soil is clay-calcareous and rich in organic matter, located on a slope facing north-east. Summer climate is dry and well ventilated
Characteristics of the variety
The Moscatello di Castiglione is an Abruzzo native variety, mostly cultivated in the sorroundings of the hamlet of Castiglione. The bunch is quite small and sparse, which is ideal both for withering in drying lofts and on the plant itself.
Rich in aromatic content, the Moscatello distinguishes for its marked freshness.
100% Moscatello di Castiglione, density of 5200 plants/ha, 60 tons/ha yield, manual harvesting in boxes at the end of August.
40 days withering in drying lofts; macerative fermentation at 15° for 24 hours, with subsequent racking and pressing.
The fermentation continues at 18°-20°, and then naturally stops reaching 13-14% v/v alcohol.
The residual sugar makes it naturally sweet.
6 months in stainless steel vats and 3 months in the bottle. It should be stored at 16°-18° and consumed preferably within 6 years from the harvest.
Crystal golden yellow wine. Nuances of peach jam, dried figs and acacia honey. This is a sweet wine characterized by an evident minerality and a remarkable acidity. Its final shows an exceptional gustatory and olfactory persistence.
|Alcohol||13,00 -15,00 % v/v|
|Sugar||80– 120 g/l|
|pH||3,60 – 3,80|
|Total acidity||5,00 – 5,60 g/l|
|Volatile acidity||0,60 – 0,80 g/l|