Rizzi

Moscato d’Asti – 2018

Region: italy - piedmont

Rizzi

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.

Grapes / Soils

Moscato D’Asti Moscato Bianco Planted 1978, 2013 white marl clayey- calcareous 11 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Location:  Treiso and Neviglie
  • Altitude:  230 – 430 m.s.l.m.
  • Exposure:  Different expositions according to the production area
  • Soil:  White marl clayey – calcareous
  • Training System:  Guyot
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest:  the grapes are handpicked usually between the first and the second week of September
  • Pressing:  after the harvest, the grapes are gently pressed and the juice is immediately static clear cold.  The the juice is kept in cold storage (0 °C) until the start of fermentation
  • Fermentation:  involves heating the juice from 0° to 18°C, the addition of selected yeasts and the conduction of the temperature-controlled fermentation ranged from 18°C to 20°C.  When the wine-must come to 4.5 to 5.5 degrees of alcohol, it stops the fermentation by refrigeration at -3°C, it is filtered and it’s bottled after a further sterile microfiltration.
Winemaker's Notes

This sweet white is the dessert wine par excellence.

  • Color:  Straw-yellow of varying intensity depending on the vintage.
  • Nose:  Intensely fruity nose, which is aromatic and very persistent.
  • Flavor:  Beautifully balanced with the low alcohol and acidity, which though never high, gives the product an appealing freshness.
  • Serving Suggestions:  It’s a young wine, fresh, light and perfumed, fit to accompany the best tradtional Italian desserts:  cream-based desserts, sweet biscuits, cakes, fresh fruit (peaches, strawberries, berries), panettone, panna cotta.  Interesting also as an Aperitif.
  • Serving Temperature:  6-8°C
Technical Information
  • Alcohol:  5%
  • First Year of Production:  1974

General Info

Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation(s) Treiso, Neive, Neviglie
Proprietors Enrico Dellapiana
Founded 1974
Winemaker Enrico Dellapiana
Annual Production Between 7,500 to 9,000 9L cases