ASTI is produced by Cocchi through a slow fermentation in steel vats of the Moscato Bianco picked from the family’s Colline Astigiane vinyard in the Asti hills. Creamy and delicate to taste, with a very scented aroma. The label’s colors match the flags that parade at the start of the ‘Palio d’Asti’ festival.
About Giulio Cocchi Spumanti Srl
Cocchi has produced wine-based aperitifs and traditional Piemontese sparkling wines since 1891. Since 1978, the company has been owned and operated by the Bava Family, themselves renowned producers of sparkling wine in Monferrato and Langhe. Giulio Cocchi was a young and creative pastry chef from Florence, where he worked in a popular bar located in Piazza del Duomo. In the late nineteenth century he moved to Asti, a small but lively town in northwest Italy, not far from Torino, and established himself as a distiller and winemaker. His Barolo Chinato, Aperitivo Americano and vermouths became well known during the Belle Epoque and the Italian Futurist period. By 1913 there were twelve Cocchi tasting Bars in Piemonte. Today the winery maintains its artisan character and follows Giulio’s original recipes to craft the distinctive wines that have made Cocchi a cult name worldwide. In the last 30 years, Cocchi has revived the forgotten wine categories Barolo Chinato and Vermouth di Torino. It was also a leader in establishing the appellation Alta Langa DOCG for traditional Piemontese spumante. Full details
About Asti DOCGOne of the most famous wines in the world, Asti DOCG (formerly Asti Spumante) is a lightly sweet, sparkling wine wine made from Moscato Bianco (Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains), the best of which is grown on calcareous soils in the provinces of Asti, Cuneo and Alessandria in Italy’s northwest Piemonte region. It is produced by a version of the charmat method (cuve close), which is perfectly suited to producing the fresh floral notes, playful mousse and peachy character synonymous with Asti. DOCG rules specify that Asti fall between 6-9.5% abv and have a minimum of four atmospheres of pressure. (In contrast, Moscato d’Asti DOCG is permitted a maximum of 6.5% abv and just two bars of pressure - though producers often exceed the latter stricture.) Like all charmat method sparkling wines, Asti is not meant for aging and should be consumed as young as possible.
|Sparkling Wine; Sweet