Fragrant aromas of summer stone fruits like apricot and peach explode from the glass of Saracco Moscato d’Asti 2016. The palate is refreshing with mouth watering acidity. The finish is very long with the perfect touch of residual sugar.
The village of Castiglione Tinella, where Saracco is located, is between Alba and Santo Stefano Belbo – two of Piedmont‚Äôs most famous wine towns. Luigi Saracco, the great-grandfather of winemaker Paolo Saracco, began growing Moscato grapes in the early 1900s. Paolo grew up in the vineyards and even at an early age he had a desire to make a wine using his family‚Äôs name. Upon completion of his enological studies, he began experimenting with new winemaking techniques and modern vineyard management. The Saracco family‚Äôs vineyards are in an ideal microclimate for the Moscato grape – the soil is limestone mixed with sandy veins and the elevation provides just the right temperature and humidity balance. Careful vineyard management and strict control over the winemaking process contribute to Saracco‚Äôs consistently excellent results and his reputation as the King of Moscato.