Moscato of Loazzolo

Moscato from Loazzolo

The "late" harvest of the Moscato di Loazzolo

In view of  high thermal needs that Moscato request for all grape destined for "Loazzolo" wine production , only sunny vineyards placed on the hilly slopes from east to west are considered suitable. Planting sites must provide a density with at least 4,000 vines per hectare in  cultivated area:  cultivation and pruning systems must be generally used by our tradition (Guyot short pruning, spur cord).

Produced grapes must be late harvested in order to obtain a large sugar gradient (14-15 ° to the grape harvest) and let it dry for a few months on canes racks  in a special place called “drying fruit room"; attached by the noble mold, is subsequently hand-selected. The must is fermented at  winter  time beginning  , in a slowly way and refined for 2 years from 1st January following harvest,   at least 6 months in oak barrels, then bottled. Is obtained a concentrated, intense, very yellow coloured  wine.

At present, total production is around 50,000 bottles per year divided among eight manufacturers. The consortium “Consorzio per la tutela e valorizzazione dei vini a denominazione di origine controllata Barbera d'Asti, Barbera del Monferrato, Dolcetto d'Asti, Freisa d'Asti, Cortese Alto Monferrato e Monferrato" protects the producers and has its headquarters in Asti.

 
The Inimitable Vineyard
Vela wine Pinot nero of Loazzolo

11,000 vines per hectare: the pinot nero grown with this exceptional vine density was planted in 2007 (in France and Italy, vineyards are already considered intensive from 4,500 vines per hectare). Such density forces the vines to reduce their foliage and concentrate their essences into the grapes.

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Moscato of Loazzolo
The "late" harvest of the Moscato di Loazzolo

Produced grapes must be late harvested in order to obtain a large sugar gradient (14-15 ° to the grape harvest) and let it dry for a few months on canes racks  in a special place called “drying fruit room"; attached by the noble mold, is subsequently hand-selected.

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The Natural Amphitheatre
Borgo Isolabella in Loazzolo

Eleven hectares of vines nestled among the woods, perched on magnificently exposed but incredibly steep slopes, in a unique natural symphony.

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