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It is semi-sparkling, low in alcohol, very fruity and fragrant with an excellent balance of sweetness and acidity. It has aromas of lime, custard and dried flowers with no oak flavors.
• Varietal content: 100% Moscato Bianco
• Region: Lombardy
• Region: Provincia di Pavia I.G.P.
• Alcohol level: 7% by volume
• Content: 750 mL / 6 units in a case
Vineyard & Winemaking Notes
Made from 100% Moscato Bianco grapes from Pavia, an ideal area to cultivate premium Moscato. The vines benefit from an excellent microclimate (thanks to the area’s proximity to the Po river), well-drained soils rich in clay and calcareous marl, and an exceptional terroir. The grapes are harvested and are softly pressed. The resulting must is put in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats and cooled down to extract the best aromatic substances. The must is then clarified. The alcoholic fermentation is started using selected yeasts and is carried out at a controlled temperature. The fermentation is stopped to keep the desired level of residual sugar. The wine is then racked. The natural bubbles are produced by a secondary fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless-steel autoclaves. The secondary fermentation is started using selected yeasts. The wine is then filtered, stabilised and bottled.
Candoni Moscato, our sweet white wine is excellent as a dessert wine. It pairs perfectly with pastries, cakes, fruit salads, desserts, sushi, sashimi, and spicy dishes. This sweet Italian wine is also delicious with ice cream, or on its own as an accompaniment to conversation among friends.
How to Serve
In order to appreciate this wine at its best, the bottle should be taken out of the cellar and immersed for about half an hour in an ice-bucket. The ideal serving temperature is 42.8° F – 46.4° F. The best glasses to use are clear, transparent crystal flutes.
Candoni Moscato should not be aged and is best consumed young. The bottle should be stored horizontally in a cool, dark, damp cellar.
The Lombardy region is located in the north-central area of Italy. This wine region is particularly well known for its Oltrepò Pavese areas (whose name means “Pavia beyond the Po”), where the winemaking traditions date back to the Etruscan settlers along the Po River. The region climate is varied due to the diverse terrain, but is generally considered a ‘cool’ continental climate. The region is influenced by several geographic features, including the Alps, which form part of the northern border and help protect from cold and trap heat in the valley as well as the Po River which runs along the Oltrepò Pavese and forms most of the region’s southern border. The stony vineyard soil also retains heat and releases it during the night to warm the vines. This creates an optimum situation which allows the grape to fully develop its flavours during the long growing season. The Oltrepò Pavese region is responsible for more the half of all Italian wine produced in the region as well as two-thirds of its DOC-designated wines. It is best known for its sweet Moscato grapes and red wines as the Pinot Noir and Barbera.