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Cascina Castle T Moscato d' Asti 2011

ID No: 21751
Country:Italy
Region:Piemonte
Winery:Cascina Castle T
Grape Type:Moscato
Vintage:2011
Bottle Size:750 ml
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Product Description

Cascina Castle T Moscato d' Asti 2011 is made from 100% Moscato d'Asti

 


Vinification: the grapes are soft pressed and the free run juice is placed in stainless steel tanks where it is allowed to settle (sedimentation) and then passed through a centrifuge. The fined must is then passed through a filter of diatomaceous earth and placed in autoclaves of stainless steel. Specially selected yeast are added and fermentation is controlled at 17 degrees. There is no malolactic fermentation and the wine is held in the tanks at 0 degree. At the time of bottling the temperature is raised again to 17 degrees, and when the ideal balance between sugar and acidity is reached and the desired atmospheric pressure is obtained, 2 atmospheres of pressure (usually 2 weeks), the wine is cooled to block further fermentation and again filtered. It is then bottled. Only 5.5% of alcohol.
Bright pale yellow color filled with golden and apricot reflections.
Seductive bouquet rich in orange blossoms, peaches and apricots intertwined with hints of tropical fruits and honey.
Ligthly frizzante due to the naturally retained CO2 with sweet soft velvety fruit on the palate and a refreshingly dry and lingering finish. This is a unique wine of extraordinary delicacy and finesse. 
Robert Parker says "this tropical fruit bomb of an aperitif wine defines the words 'seduction' and 'delicious'. "
Food pairing: brunch wine excellent with ice cream, fruits, salads.

Winery: Cascina Castle T

The Cascina Castle T Estate
Cascina Castle’T, a family estate owned by Maria Borio, is located South of Torino in the Piedmonte region, 300 meters above sea level. The property was built in the 1600s.

The
Cascina Castle T Vineyards
The 10 hectares (24.7 acres) of vineyards are located on the cooler hills of the Langhe area on the sides of the Belbo Valley near Canelli. 
The vineyard for Barbera d'Asti is planted in clay and limestone soils and situated on a south western exposure, lying at about 300 meters above sea level. The vines are an average of 40-50 years old. There are 5,000 vines per hectare and the vineyard is kept fully covered with grass. Most of the vineyards are planted with Barbera except for a small plot planted with Moscato. All the production is strictly organic with a low yield, less than 30 hl/ha. 
The vineyard for Moscato d'Asti is rich in clay and is on a south east exposure, lying at about 200 meters above sea level. The vines are an average of 15 years old.

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Toso Asti Spumante is made from Moscato grapes grown on hills in the South of Piedmont An early picking insures a higher acidity and a more floral bouquet. The grapes are crushed immediately to avoid any oxidation which might detract from the wine's aromas. The grapes are gently crushed and the juice is settled, centrifuged and filtered. The purified musts are placed in stainless steel tanks and held at near freezing temperatures which blocks completely any fermentation. This enables the producers to draw batches of fresh must whenever they decide to bottle. The batch of must is then inoculated with special yeast and fermented in an autoclave to retain the naturally produced carbon dioxide. The fermentation is stopped by a rapid chilling when the wine reaches the desired ratio of alcohol (standardly 7%) to residual sugar ( 3-5% ). The wine is then filtered, bottled and, at Toso, immediately shipped to ensure the freshest product possible.

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