Moscato d’Asti DOCG 2019 Bel Sit
The Bel Sit company was founded in 1870 and for 6 generations belonged to the Rivella family.
From the spring of the year 2019 it belongs to Andrea and Gianpiero Scavino that have revealed the property but also the passion and production techniques.
Andrea and Gianpiero have been producers since 1996 and that is since they inherited the quota of the father Giancarlo of the agricultural society “I Vignaioli di Santo Stefano”, historic company for the production of Moscato d’Asti in the municipality of S Stefano Belbo.
The Bel Sit company is located halfway up a shaped hill of amphitheater exposed to South-West, than from the municipality of Castagnole delle Lanze overlooking the Langhe.
In this company in the 60s, the production of the Barbera that bore the name was born of the common “Barbera di Castagnole delle Lanze”.
The perfect exposure allows for complete maturation and consequently particularly complex but still fine and elegant wines.
…philosophy of production…
“Bel Sit” is located halfway up a natural amphitheatre facing south-west in the little town of Castagnole Lanze, which overlooks the Langhe hills. Atop the hill on a clear day, you can see the framework of mountains that protect it.
Our philosophy is one of restraint and pursuit of the purest expression of our terroir. Ezio’s approach to work in the cellar is definitely “minimalist” in nature, the primary technological features dedicated to temperature control. This works in tandem with the natural phenomena that occur in wine to preserve the quality conferred by the grapes. The traditional production cycle does not include any type of filtration and clarification, rather a series of decantations that naturally clarify the wine. The wines of “Bel Sit” offer a glimpse into the memories of Ezio Rivella’s youth. They tell a story, one of vigor and accomplishment, and of a long family history in a land perfectly tailored to create Barbera wines.
MOSCATO D’ASTI DOCG
It comes from historic vineyards in the sunny hill bumps traditionally dedicated to the production of Moscato grapes where the calcareous soils help the development of the aromatic note typical of this vine.
The Moscato grape variety, and the wines obtained from it, have always characterized the Asti area, determining the wines arose in many respects and not least the economic ones.
The selected grapes undergo a soft pressing which allows to obtain a rich and dense must which will then be decanted and then filtered. The partial fermentation of the sugars takes place, with the help of selected yeasts, capable of preserving the whole the natural fragrance of this wine.The effervescence keeps it alive and makes it appealing.
Intense, persistent, fragrant aroma. Floral scents, sweet taste, fresh for acidity, alive in the mouth, never cloying, it is a wine for a thousand occasions, which is distinguished by its accompaniment to desserts of all kinds.
Thus the success of a product able to face the times and fashions continues, without ever letting its maturity shine through.
After a rigorous selection, the grapes are crushed and pressed, the resulting must then stored at 0° C in refrigerated vats. Thanks to this process we preserve the intense, attractive aromas of the Moscato Bianco grapes before fermentation in pressurized tank (Charmat Method). The result is a clean and beautiful, seductively sweet wine with complex aromas from the vineyard soils of Asti, Moscato’s ancestral home. Pale straw yellow in color, our Moscato is a wine with an intense bouquet peculiar to the Moscato grapes and our vineyards. Orange blossoms, honeysuckle, fresh white peaches, and more, the aromas are big part of the Moscato d’Asti experience. Delicately sweet, the aromatic characteristics follow through on the palate.
Colour: Pale straw yellow with slightly green reflections.
Bouquet: Intense with hints of orange blossom, white peaches, honeysuckle and fleshy fruits. The perfume of this wine is persistent and unique to Moscato, a more pleasant aroma is hard to imagine.
Taste: Refreshing peach, with the aromatic characteristics persistent on the palate. Delicately sweet, fragrant and fresh, aromatic and elegant.
Food Pairings: It is low in alcohol and is an excellent accompaniment to many desserts. Perfect when paired with hazel-nut cakes, Italian panettone, and panna cotta.
Serving Temperature: 6-8°C
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