Intensely perfumed, filigree Moscato is drawn from an amphitheatre of sandy, chalky slopes that circle Sandro Boido’s winery. These steep, chalky vineyards – the kind that dominates the Santo Stefano Belbo commune – are prized for tempering Moscato’s heady fruits with freshness, mineral energy and perfume. This area has long been recognised as one of Moscato d’Asti’s most prized terroirs and Boido’s hand-tended, organically managed vines here average around 30 years of age.
Lumine may be Ca’ d’Gal’s ‘entry’ Moscato but it is already a striking, beautifully chiselled, mouth-watering wine with a lifted, heady perfume of spring flowers, Bosc pear and lime zest, complexed by sweet herbs and loads of acacia.
In the mouth, the wine glides across the palate with layers of perfumed, silky fruit and finishes with precision and a juicy, sorbet-like freshness. It’s an exceptional Moscato that’s very fairly priced vis-à-vis the quality and winegrowing standards involved.
Food Pairing: Aperitivo, meat, cold cuts, cheeses. Soak a hunk of bread in the wine, have a bite and feel the terroir exuding through its thriving natural beauty.
Moscato Bianco di Canelli 100%
to drink, medium aging potential
sweet, medium bodied. From a single vineyard of only 0.5 hectares with 50+ years old vines