Fragrant aromas of ripe peaches, pears and aromaticwhite flowers are lifted by gentle effervescence. The finish is long and refined with slight notes of spice, sweetness and hints of candied fruit.
The Saracco winery is located in the village of Castiglione Tinella, between Alba and Santo Stefano Belbo. For four generations the Saracco family has produced a wine that is considered the reference point for Moscato d'Asti. Now managed by Paolo Saracco, careful vineyard management and strict control over the entire winemaking process has added to the family’s reputation and led to Paolo’s nickname, "The Maestro of Moscato.”
Situated throughout the Castiglione Tinella appellation, the terroirs and microclimates of the family’s vineyards are particularly well suited for the Moscato grape –limestone mixed with sandy veins and at elevation levels that provide just the right temperature and humidity level.
|The Saracco Moscato d’Asti wine is made using the Charmant method. After roughly a week of fermentation, the wine is chilled to stop fermentation and undergoes sterile filtration. The wine remains in tank until bottling to ensure optimal freshness and effervescence.
|The village of Castiglione Tinella, where Saracco is located, is between Alba and
Santo Stefano Belbo – two of Piedmont’s most famous wine towns. Luigi Saracco,
the great-grandfather of winemaker Paolo Saracco, began growing Moscato
grapes in the early 1900s. Paolo grew up in the vineyards and even at an early
age he had a desire to make a wine using his family’s name. Upon completion of
his enological studies, he began experimenting with new winemaking techniques
and modern vineyard management. The Saracco family’s vineyards are in an ideal
microclimate for the Moscato grape – the soil is limestone mixed with sandy veins and the elevation provides just
the right temperature and humidity balance. Careful vineyard management and strict control over the winemaking
process contribute to Saracco’s consistently excellent results and his reputation as the King of Moscato.