The Folonari Moscato has a fresh bouquet of white fruit, herbs and spice followed by a refreshingly sweet palate of peach, pear, honey and melon.
A potpourri of aromas leap from the glass of this Moscato: apricot and white peach lead the way, with a bit of thyme, nutmeg and vanilla bean joining in as well. The white fruit characteristics continue through the appealing palate. Anjou pear, nectarine and honeydew kick in as well. Bits of white pepper emerge on the finish, which has some lingering sweetness but sufficient acidity to keep things in check and beckon you back to the glass for more.
|Wine maker notes
|Grapes are harvested when they are slightly overripe, are subjected to soft pressing for vinification off the skins with cryomaceration. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 18-20°C; when the right alcoholic content has been reached fermentation is then stopped by sharply reducing the temperature to leave a high natural sugar residue.
|Folonari Moscato is selected from hillside vines cultivated in Oltrepo Pavese on over 800 hectares of vineyards. The vines are trained using the Guyot system and grow on white soils of calcareous-marly origin. The yield per hectare in about 8000 kilos.