2011 Uvaggio Moscato 'dolce'

100% Moscato Giallo
100% Lodi appellation
100% Bella Vigna Vineyard

We harvested these grapes in very late Oct - with a significant level of botrytis - yet still at a relatively low brix level, resulting in an aromatic and flavorful wine.  It is versatile as an aperitivo or to accompany a light dessert.  Having low alcohol and a modest level of residual sugar, it is as interesting as it is expressive.

It was cold fermented using a yeast strain selected for this style of wine and without a malo-lactic conversion.   Post fermentation it was clarified, fined, racked for additional clarity, followed by filtration to bottle.

Bottled in Jan 2012; 8.1% alcohol, pH 3.16, TA 6.1 g/l & RS 76 g/l

Our descriptors: perfumed and intriguing; lively flavors of candied ginger and ripe tropical fruits like mango, papaya and star fruit.

Uvaggio Moscato 'dolce' Press

 Editors’ Choice 

"This fascinating, sweet but light wine wraps lemongrass and thyme flavors around lemon and peach for interesting layers of complexity. The sweetness helps to round the texture and carries everything into a long finish." — Jim Gordon


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"Made from Moscato Giallo grapes harvested late though still at low Brix, this is meant to serve as a dessert wine as it is slightly sweet, with 78 g/L of residual sugar. The aromas are pure and fully expressive of jasmine in bloom followed by apricot and honey. Light in alcohol, it shows a slight sweetness in the midpalate. Otherwise, it finishes dry, making it serviceable as an apéritif or midday-in-the-garden wine." — Virginie Boone


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