White sweet wine obtained by natural fading of the moscato grapes. It has a yellow gold colour with intense aromas of spices. The Passito di Moscato (Raisin wine) can be paired in many ways, with anything from cheese to pastries. Thanks to its liqueur consistency, “Ultimo Grappolo” can also be served as a sweet liqueur drink with low alcohol content. It is excellent for matching with desserts of all kinds and biscuits; goes well with cheese, too, if they it’s not too strong. This raisin wine can also be used for preparing tasty fruit salads, cakes and “tiramisù”. “Ultimo Grappolo” is a wine for meditation and thought. It’s a great companion for reflecting. It can be drunk alone while contemplating but also along with joyful company, for example at the end of a meal as a digestive. It should be served preferably at a temperature of 5 – 6 °C.
“Ultimo Grappolo” is an aromatic white raisin wine of moderate alcohol content and excellent structure. It represents the sweet version of moscato wine, which is an important Piedmont vine quality that is also used for the famous Moscato d ‘Asti and Asti Spumante DOCG wines.
The method of drying grapes to increase the alcohol content probably comes from the island of Pantelleria, native land of the most popular raisin wine in the world. How this technique reached the Piedmont region is unknown. The only certainty is that in the past, during years with particularly bad weather, the Piedmont wine-makers’ custom was to leave the clusters attached to the vines until they began to wilt; the withering process serves to concentrate the sugars and all the other substances, thus creating a considerable increase in the quality of the product. Later the wine-makers noticed that, using this technique, they could obtain a very sweet and colorful liqueur-tasting wine, with a pleasant flavor of raisins. This is how the production of Moscato raisin wine began and over the years it has grown to the point where there is now an origin denomination called the Piedmont Moscato raisin wine.
The production of sweet wine in Piedmont is now quite limited because the processing is lengthy and requires meticulous care, furthermore not all vintages are ideal, which is why many manufacturers have chosen not to produce this type of wine. However, in the Moscato area, the process of drying grapes has been perfected and continued by some growers, strong-willed men, who manage to obtain excellent products from these aromatic grapes. Products which attain recognition in national and international competitions.
Product Name: Ultimo Grappolo Vino Passito
Appellation: Vino Passito
Country/Region: Piedmont Cuneo
Alcool percentage: 12 %
Sugar rate: 150
Number of bottles produced: 1000
Method: natural fading, after pressing by hand and following vinification in stainless steel tanks
Temperature: 15 °C
Lenght: one week
Empty bottle weight: 300
Date of bottling: March
Aging potential: 5 years
Cork size: 24×44
Cork material: cork
Bottle type: bordolese
% of Grape / Cépage: 100% moscato
Soil: calchy soil
Agricultural method: sosteinable
Year of plantation: 1990
Date of harvest: October
Type of harvest: manual in box
Dry extract [g/l]: 24,5
Total acidity [g/l of tartaric acid equivalent ]: 6,40
Volatile acidity [g/l acetic acid equivalent]: 0,57
Total SO2 [mg/l]: 171
Free SO2 [mg/l]: 10
Number of bottles per box: 6
Box size: 260 x 172 x 311 mm
Box type: white, triple type corrugated cardboard, signed with the corporate brand