Sandro Boido, Ca'd'Gal
Hidden in the hills just outside the sleepy town of Neive near Santo Stefano Belbo, these 30-35 year old vines are located on steep slopes on variable soils of limestone-clay and sand.
In contrast to so many other mass-produced Moscato wines, Ca' d' Gal Moscato d'Asti is truly an artisanal nectar, harvested by hand and vinified naturally in closed vat with extended lees contact. This added attention is what gives these delightful wines their unique personality — and surprising ability to age.
Captures sunny notes of elderflower cordial, mandarin oranges and rose petals, illuminated by a lovely silver-gold effervescence on the tongue. Flavours of white peaches and pears melt on the tongue like cotton candy, perfectly light and balanced. Just a touch of frizzante bubble cleanses the palate.
Drink joyously as an aperitif, as a sorbet-like palate-cleanser, with strawberries, fruit pastries, torta di nocciole or zabaione al moscato.
Even better with a grilled peach.