A fairy tale landscape: the hills blanketed by Moscato Bianco vineyards
Moscato Bianco grapes, from which Moscato d’Asti is made, are grown in a unique and fascinating area of northern Italy. The vineyards extend over a surface area of about 9,700 hectares, on rolling hills along the banks of the Tanaro river. These hills were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO with their distinguished shape, either elongated or gently rounded.
The hills are dominated by the vineyards, organized in parallel, almost geometric rows, meticulously well-tended resulting in an unmistakable and inimitable landscape.
The uniqueness of the taste of Moscato d’Asti is also a result of the production area’s climatic and geological characteristics: the finest grapes come from calcareous soil, in microclimates, typical of the hills situated within the 52 communes, part of the provinces of Asti, Alessandria and Cuneo. In particular, during the first days of September, Moscato Bianco grapes produce precious aromatic substances that announce the onset of harvest time, when the grapes are picked mainly by hand.