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Luca Bosio Moscato d’Asti D.O.C.G. 2022


This straw-yellow Moscato comes from a grape variety that has probably the highest level of complex aromas of any Piedmont grape. This vintage has an intense floral aroma, followed by ripe fruits, including green apple, pear and pineapple. And those aromas carry through to the palate. There are also slight hints of acacia and honey. It is fresh-tasting, refreshing and nicely sweet.

Wine Facts

VITICULTURE: The sunny hills, dry soils and cool climate of the Asti region helps shape Italy’s finest effervescent Moscato. The Moscato grapes for this wine come from vineyards located in Santo Stefano Belbo villages, at 200 to 300 ft. above sea level. The average age of the vines is 30 years, and they are grown on a Southeast and Southwest facing.

VINIFICATION: After harvesting, the grapes are pressed and the must is fermented in temperature-controlled autoclaves until the wine is at 5% alcohol. Then, it is hermetically sealed, allowing pris de mousse to take place over two months in its own yeast.

FAMILY: Raised among the vines in the Langhe region of Piedmont, 3rd generation winemaker Luca Bosio inherited “native intelligence” and natural ability for farming from his parents and grandparents. His talent for growing grapes was uncanny, so he did what any aspiring grape grower would do: he enrolled in the enology program at the famed University of Turin. That proved to be a fruitful endeavor as Luca gained valuable information on new technological advancements in the world of wine, like using native yeasts and how to make a viable wine with less sulfur inclusion and other chemical additives. His schooling also prompted him to theorize the best ways to preserve aroma and structure.

Luca continued with his academics, eventually earning a master’s degree in enology, always finding new, innovative ways to make his family’s wine better. The family’s winery, Bosio, was renamed to the Luca Bosio Vineyards. Under Luca’s purview, the vineyard holdings have increased to 1,000 acres in Piedmont and surrounding areas which has solidified Luca’s position as an outstanding maker of fine Piedmontese wine.

Producer: Luca Bosio
Region: Piedmont
Country: Italy
Wine Composition: 100% Moscato Bianco
Alcohol: 5.5%
Total Acidity: 5.4 G/L
Residual Sugar: 130 G/L
pH: 3.14

Press Highlights

2021: 93 Pts - Tasting Panel, Jan 2024
2021: 92 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Nov 2022
2012: 90 Pts - Robert Whitley Creator's Syndicate, Mar 2014
2011: Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
2010: Wine Enthusiast ‘Best of the Year’ Issue, Nov 2011

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