Rizzi

Moscato d’Asti DOCG – 2022

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.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

DOCG vineyards in Treiso and Neviglie.

  • Altitude: 750–1410 feet/230-430 meters
  • Soil: White marl, clayey – calcareous
  • Vines Planted: 1964, 1982, 1984 & 2015
  • Vine Training System: Guyot
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested into small crates end August to early September
  • Gently pressed immediately after picking
  • Static cold storage at 32ºF to clarify
  • Juice heated to 64ºF to begin fermentation, continuing at 64-68ºF
  • When wine reached 5% alcohol fermentation is halted by cooling to 26ºF
  • Wine is filtered before bottling
Winemaker's Notes

It’s a cheerful, light, aromatic wine, made with Moscato grapes owned by the family. It has always been the Piedmontese perfect excuse for refreshing break, and it’s envied world wide for its uniqueness. The bouquet releases scents of wild flowers and white pulp fruits. The perlage is delicate and the gustatory sweetness is balanced. This is an amazing dessert wine but also a perfect companion for fresh cheeses.

Wine Summary

100% Moscato Bianco; 5% alcohol; DOCG vineyards in Treiso and Neviglie; grown in white marl clay-calcalerous soils; hand harvested late August – early September; grapes crushed immediately and juice chilled to 32°F, fermented in stainless steel tanks at 64-68ºF until 5% alcohol reached, then cooled to 26ºF; bottled after filtering.

Technical Information
  • 100% Moscato Bianco
  • Alcohol: 5%

Reviews

90 Points

The 2022 Moscato d’Asti from Cantine Rizzi is a beautiful wine. The bouquet is complex, bright and bouncy, hopping from the glass in a blaze of pear, passion fruit, orange blossoms, white soil tones and a touch of coriander-like spice tones. On the palate the wine is vibrant, full-bodied and zesty, with a pretty core of fruit, fine focus and complexity and a long, frizzante finish. This has just the right amount of sparkle to keep the wine light on its feet, while being thirst-quenching. A lovely example. 2023 – 2025

View From The Cellar, November, 2023

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