Forteto della Luja
Grapes: White Moscato 95%, Passula 5%.
Vineyards: The Piasa di Rischei vineyard, surface area 2.273 acres, altitude 1.540 feet, gradient 35%, South-West exposure (240 wind rose); training system low Guyot with 8.000 plants/hectare. Average production 22 hectolitres/hectare. The vineyard, which already existed in 1874, is bordered by walls, surrounded by plum trees and almond trees. lt is a vineyard of long standing replanted on Vitis rupestris in 1938 by Signor Novelli Tomaso (called Mamin del Rosso) grandfather of the present owner: Mr Giancarlo Scaglione.
Technology Production: The harvest starts at the end of September and continues until the middle of November, during the harvest, only the grapes that show the beginning of the "noble rot" are picked. Some of the grapes (15%) are further dried on canvas. The fermentation takes place in small oak casks and continues for two years, slowing dring the winter season. After bottling, the wine ages 6 months in bottle before being put on sale.
Color: deep yellow.
Bouquet: full, persistent, scents of plum, peach apricot and vanilla.
Taste: velvety, full of character which confirms the bouquet. Typical white meditation wine.
Serving Suggestion: Recommended temperature 10 - 12° C. (50 - 54F) in long tulip glass.
Best accompamments are pate de foie gras, mature cheese, vanilla cake and zabaione.
Fruit: strawberry, peach and melon.
Alcohol: 12% vol.
Total potential alcohol: 17,5% vol.
Total acidity: 6,5%
6 bottles 37,5 cl in wooden case.
6 bottles 75 cl in wooden case.
1 bottles 150 cl in wooden case.