Moscato d'Asti, GD Vajra 2019

€15,00

Mnogi proizvođači Barola nude Moscato d'Asti kao način da upotpune svoj portfolio, obično kupujući grožđe ili čak gotovo vino , dok kod GD Vajre nije tako. Nakon što je imanje donijelo odluku da ponudi Moscato, nisu bili pošteđeni nikakvih troškova: kupili su vrhunski vinograd sa starim lozama i dubokim korijenjem, sami upravljaju vinogradom, berba se vrši kasno i samo ručno, sortiraju ručno i omogućuju samo mekim presovanjem da se dobije najbolji sok. Drugim riječima, oni pristupaju stvaranju ovog vina sa istim nivoom kvaliteta i pažnje koji idu u njihov nevjerovatni Barolo.

Ovo je vrsta filozofije koja je katapultirala imanje u gornje nivoe proizvodnje Barola, i ovo vino čini tako ukusnim i ugodnim. Samo 5,5% alkohola i lagano slatko, nevjerovatno je svestrano. Može se uživati na početku obroka sa raznim predjelima poput dinje sa pršutom, mortadelom i  povrćem prženim u dubokom ulju. Čak se može dobro upariti tokom glavnog jela sa začinjenom hranom, poput tjestenine sa ljutim sosom i azijskim jelima. I naravno, uz desert, delikatna slatkoća se dobro slaže sa tradicionalnim prazničnim kolačima, voćnom salatom, svježim smokvama i svim vrstama sireva (ali posebno je dobar sa gorgonzolom).  Napravljeni u frizzante stilu, na otprilike polovini atmosferskog pritiska šampanjca, mjehurići su mekani na nepcu, omogućavajući prepoznavanje i uživanje svih delikatnih ukusa.

Many Barolo producers offer a Moscato d’Asti as a way to complete their portfolio, usually buying the grapes or even the finished wine.  Not so at GD Vajra.  Once the estate had made the decision to offer a Moscato, no expense was spared:  they purchased a premium vineyard with old vines and deep roots, they manage the vineyard themselves, harvest late and only by hand, sort by hand, and allow only a soft pressing to obtain the very best juice.  In other words, they approach the creation of this wine with the same level of quality and attention that goes into their incredible Barolos.  

This is the type of philosophy that has catapulted the estate to the upper echelons of Barolo production, and makes this wine so delicious and enjoyable.  Only 5,5% alcohol, and lightly sweet, it is incredibly versatile:  it can be enjoyed at the beginning of a meal with a variety of antipasti such as melon with prosciutto, mortadella and deep-fried vegetables. It can even pair well during the main course with spicy food, like pasta with arrabbiata sauce and Asian dishes. And naturally, with the dessert course, the delicate sweetness goes well with traditional holiday cakes, fruit salad, fresh figs and all kinds of cheeses (but it is especially good with gorgonzola).  Made in a frizzante style, at about half the atmospheric pressure of Champagne, the bubbles feel soft on the palate, allowing all of the delicate flavours to be recognized and enjoyed.