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Moscato wine tour (Asti and Loazzolo)

Description

Wines

Three different wines are made from 100% Moscato grapes,:

Moscato d’Asti is a still wine (bright straw colour, characteristic nose, aromatic and sweet flavour is drunk with dessert);

Asti DOCG is the sparkling wine (fine and persistent foam, delicate nose, aromatic and well-balanced flavour);

Loazzolo DOC is a unique late-harvest wine made from naturally dried grapes aged for at least two years.

 

 

The tour

This itinerary brings up to life the hills located south of Asti by comparing two different wineries and opposite human approach to wine-making. The first stop is scheduled in the town centre of Canelli, in the heart of the area of cultivation of Moscato grapes. Our tour guide introduce you to the stories of a few local families,  whose production of sparkling wine set up at the end of the XIX century by following the traditional champagne technique. We gain access to the perfectly preserved underground cellars, dug in the compact limestone, whose fascinating architecture and their historical value, resulted in being part of the 50th UNESCO World Heritage site of Italy.  Partake in a tasting of Italian spumante before driving to the next winery, up to an elevation of approximately 1500 ft above the sea level. In the municipality of Loazzolo, where only 350 people live year round, takes place a small production of late-harvest Moscato grapes, wisely dried before the fermentation and patiently aged in oak barrels, which will be the highlight of this second wine tasting in a family-run farm estate.

Please fill in the form below for a bespoke tour.

 

Rate: from 70 € per person (calculated on min. 6 people)

 

What is included

  • Tour guide up to four hours
  • Wine tasting  in two different wineries, for a total of at least four wines, including sparkling wine and the late-harvest Moscato.

 

What it is not included

  • Transport (the guide joins your vehicle). Don’t feel to drive? Tell us about it in the form below. We can provide a quote for a private driver.
  • any entrance fee, additional tastings and anything else not mentioned above in the “what is included” field.

 

Private tour: YES

Participants: Max 15 (for larger groups please contact us)

Length: 4 hours

Kids and family friendly: YES (not alcoholic beverages will be served to anyone under the Italian drinking age of 18)

Accessibility: to be confirmed at time of booking

Physical activity: low

Meeting place: Alba or Asti or your hotel if located within the surrounding area

Arrival place: Alba or Asti or your hotel if located within the surrounding area

Transport: not included in the rate. The guide will join your vehicle

In case of rain: the tour runs

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