Pelissero Moscato d’Asti DOCG 2020
All the goodness of the grape
This sparkling wine from the Moscato D’Asti region is the taste of Italian summers. It’s crisp and aromatic, with a lively and excellent flavor.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
The Pelissero Moscato D’Asti DOCG is made with 100% Moscato grapes that are meticulously picked, then destemmed, crushed and pressed at low temperatures in their cellars. The entire procedure is done very quickly, in order to preserve all of its incredible qualities.
An aromatic wine of utmost renown, it showcases a yellow-green color, with gold hues and peppered with beautiful little bubbles. It’s fresh and youthful, with aromas of white acacia flowers, honey, and passionfruit, and notes of salvia, thyme and mint.
It has a balanced acidity on the palate, with flavors of honey and pear coming through. It has a pleasant taste, but with a nice intensity.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
The Pelissero Moscato D’Asti DOCG is the perfect drink to enjoy as aperitif, paired with our Malagos Davao Blue Goat Cheese. A sweet drink goes with sweet foods, and this sparkling wine is excellent with a plain sponge cake, fruit tarts, and almond biscuits. If you’re enjoying it on Christmas, it’s also traditionally enjoyed with Panettone. Non-traditionally, it works very well with salami served with melon, or spicy Indian dishes.
A FAMILY AFFAIR
The Pelissero Winery dates back to 1960, with the first bottles produced by Luigi Pelissero. Located in the municipality of Treiso, in the heart of the Barbaresco region, the estate encompasses 20 hectares of vineyard that yield about 80,000 to 100,000 bottles of wine.
Today, Luigi’s son, oenologist Giorgio Pelissero, runs the winery, dedicating all of his time to cultivating and flourishing the vineyards. The family is heavily involved in each aspect of the winemaking, from pruning the vines to marketing and selling the wines.
Fine sparkling wine must be handled with care. For short-term storage (a few days to a month), you can keep your bottle upright—but away from bright or artificial light. For long-term storage, especially for vintage cuvées, you must store the bottles on their side in a wine rack or cellar to keep the cork from drying out. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 10°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 1 to 3 days standing upright in the refrigerator.