Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Compared to the Biancospino, La Spinetta's 2019 Moscato d'Asti Bricco Quaglia (closed in a screw cap bottle) shows added freshness and a vibrant character. The bouquet offers plenty of honey and fragrant white flower with white peach and honeydew melon. The mouthfeel is silky and sweet, with soft, foamy bubbling, nicely balanced sweetness and crushed mineral. The alcohol content is a low 4.5%.
Yellow with green reflections. Sweet and sexy, with aromas of mango, floral and honey. The wine is full bodied with sherbet, lemon and peach flavors and a hint of caramel. A dessert wine that makes a great choice for an aperitif or a refreshing splash with brunch.
From a 20 hectare plot of 35+ year old vines grown in calcareous and sandy soils comes this fresh and lively Moscato d’Asti. Grown at approximately 300 meters in altitude, the diurnal swing here allows for a depth of fruit balanced by clean and refreshing acidity. First released in 1977, La Spinetta’s ‘Bricco Quaglia’ Moscato d’Asti was the first ever single vineyard bottling of Moscato in Italy and the focus on expressing the unique terroir of this plot has remained ever since. This vineyard is sustainably farmed without the use of herbicides or pesticides.