The Moscato d'Asti DOCG
is an Italian designation in the Piedmont region, which was recognized on 14 November 1977. This typical Piedmontese wine was already being produced in two areas back in 1200. Only the white wines harvested within the production area set out by the decree are entitled to the DOCG. The authorized Moscato d'Asti
vineyards are located in the provinces of Cuneo, Alessandria and Asti.
The white Muscat vines producing Moscato d'Asti wine cover around 10,000 hectares, split between more than 6,800 wine growers. The Moscato d'Asti wine producing area is located on the slopes of the hills to the right of the Tanaro in the Monferrato and Langhe. The minimum total alcoholic strength by volume is 11%, of which 4.5%-6.5% are the alcohol contained in the wine. The wine therefore still contains sugar. The white wines of Moscato d'Asti are used as the base for the Asti Spumante sparkling wines. They display a straw yellow colour of varying intensity and release the pronounced, fruity aromas typical of the Muscat. The quality of the Moscato d'Asti wines produced by the Scagliola brothers is particularly worthy of note.