Moscato d’Asti – 2017

Region: italy - piedmont


Nestled at the very top of the impressively steep, vine-clad hills of the Treiso zone of Barbaresco, the winery’s vineyards were planted as early as the 1960’s in the white marl, calcareous soil typical of this area. An impressive selection of cru Barbaresci is punctuated by the spectacular Vigna Boito  located at the peak of the Rizzi cru. The estate is managed entirely by the Dellapiana family with son Enrico as winemaker and viticulturist. Rizzi Winery participates in “The Green Experience” project which mandates guidelines for environmentally sustainable production.


91 Points

Luminous straw-green. Fresh aromas of ripe apricot, pear, green apple and vanilla. Rich, dense and juicy, displaying a multilayered quality to the clean, penetrating flavors of sweet spices and ripe citrus fruit. Closes long and clean, with mineral elements adding complexity. The grapes grow in vineyards in Treiso and Neviglie ranging from 230 to 430 meters above sea level, and not by chance, this sparkler often showcases cooler-climate notes of fresh citrus rather than riper fruit notes typical of other Moscato d’Asti wines made in warmer areas. 2018 – 2020

Vinous - Ian D'Agata, December, 2018