Saracco Moscato d’Asti Sakura Selection 2022

Type: Sparkling
Country: Italy
Region: Piemonte
Grape Variety: 100 % Moscato Bianco di Canelli
Alcohol Percentage: 5.5%
Ratings: 95 Wine Enthusiast Points

Climate: Mild climate surrounded by the Ligurian coast and Alps
Terroir: Vineyards are located in Municipality of Castiglione Tinella, Santo Stefano Belbo, Castagnole Lanze and Calosso
Ageing: After harvesting, the bunches are gently pressed to extract the most flavourful juice from the outermost part of the grapes. The must is kept in stainless
steel containers at -3°C, where it can be kept for months. It is then transferred into autoclaves for temperature-controlled fermentation, microfiltered for purity and then bottled to keep the freshness and flavours intact

Color: Straw yellow
Nose: Notes of lime, peach and orange
Palate: Bright, fresh and sweet with loads of natural acidity which stops it from being cloyingly sweet. Lychee, tropical fruits, red apples and beautiful muscat grapiness make this a perfect Moscato d’Asti for summer

About the Winery:
Saracco was founded in 1900 by Luigi Saracco, who started buying some of the best land for Moscato d’Asti; in 1986 Paolo Saracco took over the winery with a new vision and gathered up to 50 hectares of vineyards. Through meticulous work in the vineyard and in the winery, and the quest for the right balance between tradition and innovation made Saracco synonymous with excellence in Italian wines. It all started at the heart of the Moscato d’Asti area, in Castiglione Tinella.

Saracco Moscato is the blend of indigenous Moscato Canelli grapes grown in 15 different Crus with 15 different soil compositions, altitudes and sun exposures. Each Cru’s grapes are manually harvested, then the juice is separately preserved and blended just before fermentation. The result is a complex yet perfect balance between sugars, acidity, minerality and primary aromas.

Paolo Saracco’s vision and skills offer wine lovers in Italy and across the globe an authentic, fresh, and aromatic Moscato d’Asti, earning him the title of “Master of Moscato”.