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|Winemaker||Azienda Agricola Capanna|
|Alcoholic strength||14% vol.|
|Grapes||Moscato Bianco 100%|
MOSCADELLO DI MONTALCINO DOC 2010
"Vendemmia Tardiva" (Late vintage)
Alcoholic strength: 14%
Total acidity: 4,90‰
Total extract: 199,50 g/l
Residual sugar: 159,10 g/l
Reduced extract: 41,50 g/l
Grapes: 100% Moscato Bianco (from native clones)
Age of vineyards: 10-20 years
Production / ha: 25 hl/ha
Chalky, aeonic soil.
Density of plants: 2.500-4.500 plants/ha
Altitude of vineyards: 250-280 m
Scent: characteristic of muscat, fruity with honey notes, intense and persistent.
Taste: sweet, but harmonic.
Keep in place cool and dry, in vertical position; to be preferably consumed by 6-8 years.
To be served at 15-16 °C in thin glasses;
To accompany with cakes filled with cream, medium-long seasoned cheese.
Cultivation at low environmental impact (Reg. CEE 2078), with grassy grounds; treatment with copper sulphate and sulphur in powder.
Cultivation: double rammed string
hand collection with great care in grapes selection after their natural withering on the plant for about 20-30 days;
destemming, maceration on the peels at ambient temperature; racking and soft pressing;
fermentation at low temperature (15-18 °C).
Fermentation naturally stops because of high alcoholic strength reached (13-14,5 % alc./vol), therefore leaving a residual sugar varying from 120 to 160 g/l (according to the year, natural sugar contento of grapes changes). Then wine is decanted to remove dregs and most of yeats and bacteria and put in Slavonic oak tonneaux, where i twill have an ageing process of about 15-18 months; at the end of ageing, wine is bottled.
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