As a part of an experimentation project on Muscat grape varieties, started a few years ago together with the “Vite e Vino” institute of the Sicily Region, we particularly focused on the now rare “Moscato Nero di Parenzo”. This variety had been abandoned during the ‘900 due to its very low yeld and “wildness”. But for the same reasons this Moscato, if placed on thin, well exposed limestone soils, can give a wine of uncomparable aromatic intensity and amplitude.
It lends itself to a natural drying simply delaying the harvest of a few weeks. This is an incredibly valuable and original sweet wine, a concentration of typical Mediterranean flavors.
Moscato Nero 100%
15 % vol.
In contrada Costa di Bisaccia at 430 meters above sea level. Silty, calcareous ground from yellow tuffs. About 3500 Guyot trained vines.
Maceration and fermentation in old barriques and tonneaux, without temperature control and with spontaneous stabilization.
Service and pairing
To be served at 14-16°C. Excellent as a “last sip” after dinner, or as a meditation wine.