2008 San Giuliano Moscato d'Asti (Previously $14.99)
San Giuliano is a family owned estate, headed by Giulio Pastura and his wife, Mariella, who do nearly all the winemaking and vineyard work themselves. The vineyard itself has been intricately cultivated, consisting of 18 acres of Moscato, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Arneis and Brachetto in the zones of Roero, Asti, Neive and Barbaresco. Opportunely placed to benefit from excellent exposure to southern sunlight and glancing breezes, the vines are robust and distinctive, ranging from 15-25 years-old. The wines of the San Giuliano estate are expressive of the passion and deep personal involvement that goes into their creation. Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 10 days, this Moscato was released after 4-6 weeks to maximize the fresh, fruity character. Overwhelmingly aromatic showing fresh, fruit flavors. Sweet with subtle effervescence on the palate.