Our Mission

 

A HERITAGE THAT MUST BE PRESERVED.

 

Founded in 1932, the Consorzio per la tutela dell’Asti has a very clear objective: to do whatever is necessary to safeguard, enhance and promote, in Italy and around the world, Asti and Moscato d’Asti wines. These two premium products are leaders in the segment of quality “sweet” wines and sparkling wines and they represent a vast background of culture, memories, traditions, knowledge and stories of entire family lineages that have dedicated their entire lives to sacrifice and commitment to their vineyards.

The Consortium
Our Members

 

Over 70 small, medium and large players and 52 municipalities involved, for an incomparable variety and richness…. more

The Territory
Our vineyards

 

Peaceful generous places which are at the same time steep, rough and tough. A land of unforgettable nuances… more

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The Asti docg, the wine for toasts, the ideal companion of any dessert but not only. Its versatility makes it perfect also for… Continua

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wineries

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municipalities

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hectares of vineyards

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millions of bottles per year

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PICTURES TELL ABOUT US

 

Peaceful, generous places which are at the same time steep, rough and tough. A land of unforgettable nuances. Hills to which man had to adapt, respecting their profound soul to obtain in return its precious fruits.

THE VARIETY OF GRAPEVINE

Asti docg is made from Moscato bianco grapes. The qualities of this variety of grapevine are enhanced by the climate and the geological features of the region of production: calcareous soil and a microclimate typical of hilly areas. The precious flavours released by the Moscato bianco vine in the weeks prior to the harvest reach their peak towards the beginning of September. In fact it is in that period that the bunches are picked -even nowadays- by hand to preserve their intactness and transfer their patrimony of flavours to the wine.

 

PRODUCTION

Production technique, oenological know-how and the quality of the grapes are the three key factors behind Asti docg. The present-day production process of Asti docg is a combination of the Piedmont’s Spumante oenological traditions and up-to-date studies.

 

THE MUST

After they have been harvested, Moscato bianco grapes are immediately sent to the wine press and transformed into must. The grapes are pressed gently and the must obtained is cooled down to prevent the onset of unwanted fermentation. Thanks to the latest technologies, the producers ensure that the full qualitative potential of the grapes is released.

 

FERMENTATION

The ensuing phases of the process of making Asti docg envision the fermentation of the musts stored. The cold must is brought to temperatures nearing 20° C, and alcoholic fermentation is triggered using selected yeasts. When the ABV reaches values close to 5.5% the re-fermentation stage begins.

 

BOTTLING

Once fermentation is interrupted by cooling and after a series of ageing operations, bottling begins, in conditions of absolute microbiological sterility. In this way Asti docg retains all the features of the Moscato bianco grapes with the addition of the ebullience and liveliness of sweet sparkling wine.

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NEWS AND EVENTS

 

Casa dell’Asti

 

14 December 2016

Si è svolto alla “Casa dell’Asti” (Palazzo Gastaldi) l’evento Sweet Christmas…

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NEWS AND EVENTS

 

LATEST NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE ASTI D.O.C.G.

 

Due to their unique features and to the renowned territory they come from and thanks to the perfected and meticulous processes involved in their production, the Asti and the Moscato d’Asti have always been exported worldwide.

The Asti docg, the wine for toasts, the ideal companion of any dessert but not only. Its versatility makes it perfect also for a dinner. maybe to contrast strongly flavoured dishes, as an ingredient for an unusual recipe or for an aperitif that will astonish everybody.

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    Terrazza Martini 2016

    A fascinating multisensory path that describes the evolution from grape into spumante, a charming food teller and the joy that only the world’s sweetest, most toasted bubbles, those of Asti docg, can bring: these are only a few of the elements that made the event “Tutti i......

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