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Tintero Moscato d'Asti 2012 750Ml 2012

Tintero Moscato d'Asti 2012 750Ml 2012

750ML    
Sku: 043321

Review
It's an exceptionally well-balanced yet delicate wine. The flavor reminds of peach skins and Osmanthus flowers, and while it's sweet it's not syrupy at all — only refreshing.

Wine maker notes
Pietrin and Rosina’s two sons, Giovanni and Carlo, eventually took over the estate and expanded it by purchasing adjacent vineyard plots. Moscato was just a tiny part of their production since it is only practical to produce it in large quantities, but after the Second World War giants Cinzano and Martini began producing the wine, so the brothers planted more of the variety to sell to these negociants while they continued bottling their still wines themselves. It was not until the 1980s that Carlo’s son Elvio began experimenting with the challenging process of frizzante wine production, allowing the family to take advantage of the grape’s special affinity to the local terroir. Elvio has now handed the reins over to the next generation, but he continues to help his son Marco and daughter-in-law Cinzia run the estate.

Technical notes
The commune of Mango is the heart of Moscato country, and 20 of the Tinteros’ 30 hectares are planted to this grape. Their largest parcel is in the Sorì Gramella vineyard, whose full southern exposure and gradient of more than 20% pamper the grapes with many long hours of sunshine, without even casting shadows from one row to the next as is the case in most vineyards. The resulting wine is delightfully fizzy and slightly sweet, an irresistible combination that makes it a universal favorite. Marco also maintains that same spirit in his other wines, which are all fresh, easy, and fun to drink with friends. Vines are sustainably farmed, the equivalent of lutte raisonnée in France, all vinification in stainless steel.

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Country: Italy
Grape Varietal: Muscat Blanc A Petits Grains
Type: Still wine

Reg. $15.49

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