• Moscato d'Asti DOP 2019

      Moscato d’Asti DOP 2019

      A great, fresh fruity Moscato from the specialist: fresh, fine nuances of yellow fruits, sage and white flowers. Delicate and fine perlage, wonderful drinking flow. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • Vinous:94 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Merum:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Moscato
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 5,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 25,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 7,48 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 151,40 g/l
      • Sulfite: 150 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,20
      • Closure: Screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Food Recommendations: Castelmagno cheese with jam
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      05350119 ·  0,75 l · 14,95 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      11,21 €
    • Moscato d'Autunno Piemonte DOP 2019

      Moscato d’Autunno Piemonte DOP 2019

      Moscato d'Autunno made from various Moscato musts is the top product from the historic Moscato farm Saracco. Fine peach aromas and hints of sage in the finesse-rich bouquet. Strong on the palate, with wonderfully crisp fruit and a long finish. Very charming and every year one of the best representatives of its kind. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Robert Parker:90+ points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Moscato
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 5,50 % vol
      • Residual Sugar: 140 g/l
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Food Recommendations: fruit desserts, tarts
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      05350219 · 0,75 l · 16,76 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      12,57 €
    • "Prasuè" Chardonnay Langhe DOP 2019

      “Prasuè" Chardonnay Langhe DOP 2019

      Of straw-yellow colour with slight green reflections. In the taste tangy elegant acidity paired with mineral and salty hints. A harmonious Chardonnay with well-proportioned body and a large taste volume. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      05350419 · 0,75 l · 16,76 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      12,57 €
    • Riesling Langhe DOP 2018

      Riesling Langhe DOP 2018

      Bright, clear greenish yellow, in the delicate bouquet fine lemon zests. On the palate complex, juicy fruit, creamy texture, very fine acidity, in the finish hints of fully ripe yellow grapes. Wonderful! SUPERIORE.DE

      "A very fresh, crisp and dry style that delivers fresh lemons and beeswax with a smooth, pastry-like finish. Super fresh." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 11 months stainless steel on the yeast
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      05350318 · 0,75 l · 16,88 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      13,55 €12,66 €
    • Riesling Langhe DOP 2019

      Riesling Langhe DOP 2019

      Bright, clear greenish yellow, in the delicate bouquet fine lemon zests. Complex on the palate, juicy fruit, creamy texture, very fine acid framework, in the finish hints of fully ripe yellow grapes. Wonderful! SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 11 months stainless steel on the yeast
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      05350319 · 0,75 l · 18,07 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      13,55 €
    • "Per Sbaglio" Barbera d'Alba DOP 2016

      “Per Sbaglio” Barbera d’Alba DOP 2016

      This is the first vintage of a real chance product. Paolo actually wanted to plant this 1.5 ha small and sustainably cultivated vineyard with more Moscato vines when he recognized the quality of the Barbera grapes ripening there in 2016. So he decided without further ado to vinify the first vintage of a Barbera, which he then aptly named "Per Sbaglio" - which means "by accident". We congratulate him on his decision to launch these just 3,000 bottles of this debut vintage!

      Deep, sparkling ruby red. In the fragrance classic ripe raspberry notes, in the taste again red berries, on the palate very rounded, full-bodied and with great drinking flow. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A fruity and jubilant red with boisterous dark cherries and plums, as well as plenty of brambly undertones. Full-bodied, round and chewy, drawing in lots of dark-fruit and bitter-chocolate flavors. "Per Sbaglio” — if this was "by mistake”, it was a good mistake!" James Suckling

      "Aromas of black- and red-skinned berry, blue flower and exotic spice waft out of the glass along with a whiff of graphite. On the linear palate, bright acidity accompanies juicy red cherry, ripe raspberry, green pepper corn and a hint of star anise. Polished tannins offer lithe support." Wine Enthusiast

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Barbera
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12-14 months small/large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Acidity: 6,55 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 95 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,36
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      05352216 · 0,75 l · 23,27 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping6 units available

      17,45 €
    • Pinot Nero Piemonte DOP 2017

      Pinot Nero Piemonte DOP 2017

      Graceful - already the first impression, purple colour with cardinal red reflexes. Delicate and of aromatic fullness, wild cherries and red berries, light and fine - the exclusive characteristic of the Blauburgunder. An elegant wine of great persistence in taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Although this is certainly riper than most pinot noir you find around the world, there’s something endearing about the dried-boysenberry, orange-marmalade and dried-stem character. Round and fruity on the palate, but with a certain depth of tannins and flavors. Medium to full body and juicy on the finish." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12-14 months small/large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Residual Sugar: 1,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      05352117 · 0,75 l · 25,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,40 €
    About the winemakers
    Paolo Saracco
    Piedmont
    Paolo Saracco

    "Il Maestro del Moscato" recently ennobled the Italian trade press Paolo Saracco. Overseas, the praise came from a completely different side, which nobody would have expected in the 2000s: the hip-hop stars discovered Mocato d'Asti. "When things get hard to swallow / we need a bottle of moscato" rapped Kendrick Lamar, Lil' Kim, Nelly or Drake. And Kanye West wrote "Saracco Moscato: It do taste better." While the entire industry suffered slumps, Paolo Saracco rose to become the superstar of Moscato d'Asti.

    The history of the estate is closely linked to the development of Moscato d'Asti in the last century. Although Moscato has existed in this area of Piedmont since the 13th century, and there are many indications that the Moscato Bianco vine could have come from here, the true triumphal march only began in the reconstruction period after the Second World War. With Asti-Spumante and Vermouth of great producers like Martini, Cinzano or Gancia.

    Paolo's grandfather, Luigi Saracco, succeeded around 1900 to extract the first seven hectares from his noble boss, who was not interested in viticulture. "Management buy-out" is what we would call it today. Luigi and subsequently his son Giovanni carefully cultivated the vineyards, carefully expanded them and delivered the grapes to these large wineries. Paolo studied oenology and took over the small company in 1987. He quickly realised that these large companies were on the decline with their standard mass products and that many small grape producers were giving up because of the ridiculous grape prices. In contrast to most of the others, he relied even more on Moscato, bought every well-located vineyard he could finance, introduced modern technology in the cellar and began bottling himself. Most people thought he was crazy. Today nobody laughs about the Maestro any more, because he became the leading company of the region.

    Today Paolo Saracco owns about 50 hectares of vineyards in 19 plots around Castiglione Tinella, just a few hills west of Barbaresco. With foresight he also took over vineyards in eastern and northern orientation, which become more and more interesting in times of climate warming. They are quite steep hills, from about 300 to 550m above sea level. The soils are sandy loamy, marl, grey clay and streaked with shell limestone deposits. Ideal locations for the Moscato Bianco di Canelli, as the Muscat blanc or white Muscat in Piedmont is called.

    In addition to the dominant main variety Moscato, Paolo Saracco also experiments with Riesling and Pinot Nero in the cooler locations, which produce astonishingly fine and spicy wines with a fine acid structure. In a newly acquired vineyard there were Barbera vines that were to give way to Moscato. In autumn, however, Paolo noticed the quality of these grapes and dared to experiment with pressing the first Barbera of the winery. It is called "Per Sbaglio", which could be translated as "accidentally" or "by mistake". Unfortunately there are only a few bottles. We are pleased to be able to offer you some of them.

    Piedmontese people drink Moscato d'Asti not only as an aperitif or digestif, but also with pizza, cheese or dolci. Or in the wine bar, just like that. Paolo Saracco says with a smile: "But a glass is never enough." SUPERIORE.DE

    "Sit back, put your hands in your lap, rest on your laurels? Not an issue for Paolo. Since he took over the traditional estate in 1986 in the third generation, he has been pushing it forward unceasingly. Again and again he added new vineyards to the vineyards - currently he cultivates 14 plots in different locations and altitudes - and adapted the cellar to the increasing production volume."Gambero Rosso

    "Paolo Saracco is one of the most successful producers of Moscato d'Asti. The wines are impeccable and set the bar for what quality Moscato Bianco can achieve. Saracco owns 50 hectares of vines spread over Castiglione Tinella, Santo Stefano Belbo Castagnole Lanze and Calosso. The Pinot Nero is pretty phenomenal as well."Robert Parker

    Facts

    • Year of founded: 1900
    • Owner/Oenologist: Paolo Saracco
    • Annual production: approx. 600,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 50 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation