Our first ‘shipment’ of Italian wine in 1998 contained a delicious Moscato d’Asti.
Viticoltore dell Acquese Moscato d’Asti hit the ground in Perth running and was arguably the first serious Italian Moscato seen in Western Australia.
Over the past two decades Australians have taken to local imitations of Moscato in a big way and while Australian Moscato has a place in the market it simply doesn’t compare to the genuine article.
Moscato d’Asti is about fruit quality (some of the best vineyard sites around Asti are planted to Moscato), with finesse and a delicate balance of sugar and acidity along with a fine mousse. While sweet it is never cloying. The palate is refreshing, approachable and very enjoyable.
Moscato d’Asti is an absolutely delicious dessert wine.
The Scagliola 2020 Moscato d’Asti ‘Volo di Farfalle’ is a classic example of top quality Italian Moscato and a well deserved winner of a Tre Bicchieri award in the latest edition of Gambero Rosso Italian Wines 2022.
‘The Moscato d’Asti Volo di Farfalle 2020 is splendid, offering up aromas of peach and apricot, followed by notes of sage, candied orange peel and medicinal herbs. The palate is sapid, broad but free of heaviness and topped off by a long finish of great harmony and freshness’
This is one of only two Moscato d’Asti’s to collect the top rating from Gambero Rosso in 2022.
‘Volo di Farfalle’ translates to ‘The Flight of Butterflies’ which are commonly found amongst the Moscato vineyards of Scagliola during harvest.