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Forteto della Luja
Certified organic or biodynamic wine

Forteto della Luja

DOC Loazzolo, Forteto della Luja, 2009

375 ml
CHF 41.–
Grape variety: Moscato bianco
Producer: Forteto della Luja
Origin: Italy / Piemont / Loazzolo
CHF 41.–
In stock
Article nr. 12010309
Grape variety: Moscato bianco
Producer: Forteto della Luja
Origin: Italy / Piemont / Loazzolo

Description

Intense golden yellow with sparkling tinge. Nose marked by white fruit and light vanilla with botrytis notes of dried apricots, figs and saffron. On palate the wine is complex with a beautiful balance of sweetness and freshness. A balanced grand dessert wine.

Attributes

Origin: Italy / Piemont / Loazzolo
Place name: Südwesten au 450 m.ü.M.
Grape variety: Moscato bianco
Maturity: 4 to 12 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Drinking suggestion: Fruit tart, Foie gras, Spicy hard cheese
Vinification: fermentation in wooden barrel, soft pressing
Harvest: hand-picking, strict selection, in several rounds (tries), grapes infected with botrytis, drying of the grapes
Maturation: in partly new and used barriques/ Pièces, long cultivation
Volume: 11.0 %
Countries

Italy

Italy – Where wine is a way of life

The Italian wine regions are extremely diverse, and this is made clear in their wines. Established varieties such as Merlot, Syrah, and Sauvignon can be found on just 15 percent of the total vine growing area. The remaining 85 percent is reserved for autochthonous, indigenous varieties. More than 2,000 different grape varieties are grown under diverse conditions and pressed with various techniques into wines that reach the top tier of the international wine market.

Grape varieties

Moscato bianco

A sweet family

Over 200 varieties have “Muscat” in their names, and many are completely unrelated. What they share is a fragrance of fresh grapes. Muscat owes its name to the intense aroma. It derives from the word “musk”, and appears in documents dating from 1230. The most common representative of the Muscat line is the white Muscat blanc à petits grains. In Italy, it is known as Moscato Bianco, and in Germany and Styria as Gelber Muskateller. In Switzerland it is called Muscat du Valais. Researchers largely agree that it originated in Greece, and from there found its way via Italy to southern France. When crafted with expert hands, it turns out fresh, floral and spicy with a slightly tart note. Pressing it into high quality wines is not very easy. Sweet forms have greater renown, such as Muscat de Rivesaltes and Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise from southern France or Muscat from the Greek island of Samos.