La Spinetta has taken Moscato to new heights, the balance of acidity and sweetness is brilliant and the creamy texture next to the crisp apple, apricot and peach flavors is mouthwatering.
La Spintetta is now one of Piedmont’s iconic wineries, noted particularly for their red wines, but it all started with Moscato d’Asti. When La Spinetta Bricco Quaglia Moscato d’Asti was released in 1978 it was the first ever single vineyard Moscati d’Asti. In fact the estate did not release a red wine until 1985 when the Barbera d’Asti Ca’ di Pian was released.
The Bricco Quaglia vineyard is located at 300m above sea level, has a southern exposure and covers some 20 hectares. It has an average vine age of 34 to 39 years old and the soils are calcareous and sandy. The vineyard is managed sustainably and no herbicides or pesticides are used.
Bricco means “top of the hill” and Quaglia means “Quail”, hence the Quail on the label.