2021 Massolino Moscato d'Asti (750ml)13928
WINEMAKER: Franco & Roberto Massolino and Giovanni Angeli
REGION: Piedmont, IT
Massolino’s Moscato has long been a benchmark example of the style, but it’s only produced in limited quantities. It's drawn from hand-harvested grapes where a good portion of the vines are rooted in the prime calcareous soils of Serralunga. This gifts a more savoury and complex style than the more typical examples (yet every bit as delicious).
The 2021 is a chip off the old block. It’s meadow fresh and intensely flavoured, with beautifully articulated white fruits, chamomile tea and perfumed florals, accompanied by a buoyant mouthfeel, chalky structure and tonnes of energy. Hard to fault this.