Apianae

Moscato del Molise DOC

This old vine, which was dear to the Popes, has been cultivated in Italy since 200 B.C. and was named Apicia, Apicius or Apianae - according to Colummella and the other Georgics.

A sweet wine with a Moscato taste is obtained from these grapes. This wine has a soft, golden colour with slight amber reflections, a fresh and intense bouquet with characteristic hints of orange flowers and zagara honey. It is an rich wine with strong moscato flavour, with distinct sugary residues but a dry aftertaste.

A wine for “meditation”, it is ideal when served with patès, sweetmeats and ripe cheeses. Serving temperature: 10°-12°C

Vine

Moscato

Area of production

C.da Canarda

Altitude

200 mt.

Soil type

sandy, clay

Planting

trellis of 4.400 vines per hectare

Average age of vines

15 years

Surface area of vineyard

6 ha

Production per hectare

55/77 q.li

Harvest

end october/november

Vinification

The raisins dried on the plant are cold-macerated. It is slightly pressed to enhance the aromas. It ferments slowly at a controlled temperature

Malolactic fermentation

complete in barrels

Refining

1 year in steel vats and 6 months in bottles

Production

8.000 bottles