2022 Vietti Moscato D'Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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ABOUT THIS WINE
Hand-picked in mid-September of 2021, the grapes were immediately crushed and pressed. Thereafter the must was naturally clarified by gravity. This still unfermented grape juice has been kept (without the addition of sulphites) in cold storage, at a very low temperature, in order to prevent an alcoholic fermentation. Over the year periodically small parcels of it have then been brought to alcoholic fermentation: for this the temperature was increased to 12°-14° C while yeast was added. This occurs in stainless steel pressure tanks to preserve natural CO2. Malolactic fermentation has been avoided in order to preserve the varietal fruit characteristics and freshness. The fermentation was interrupted at an alcohol level of about 5,5%, by lowering the temperature again and filtration. At this stage this partially fermented wine was bottled.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
The estate has gradually grown over the course of time, and today the vineyards include some of the most highly-prized terroirs within the Barolo winegrowing area.
Although they have been making wine for 4 generations, the turning point came in the 1960s when Luciana Vietti married winemaker and art connoisseur Alfredo Currado, whose intuitions – from the production of one of the first Barolo crus (Rocche di Castiglione – 1961), through the single-varietal vinification of Arneis (1967) to the invention of Artist Labels (1974) – made him both symbol and architect of some of the most significant revolutions of the time.
His intellectual, professional and prospective legacy was taken up by Luca Currado Vietti (Luciana and Alfredo’s son) and his wife Elena, who have contributed to the success of the Vietti brand – universally recognized today as being one of the very finest Italian wine labels – by continuing along the path of the pursuit of quality, considered experimentation and working for expansion and consolidation internationally.
In 2016 the historic winery was acquired by Krause Holdings, enabling Luca and Elena, always at the head of Vietti brand, to add a number of prized crus to the estate’s holdings, and be able as a result to look to a future with new, stimulating prospects, all while maintaining the family approach for which the cellar has always been known.
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