Malvasia di Casorzo Doc is one of the flagships of the terroirs between Asti and Alessandria, the full manifestation of Monferrato and its wine excellences.
It is a rather sweet red dessert wine, produced from native vines that grow in the pleasant hills of the province of Casorzo.
Vinified according to the red type or, as the most current trends want, rosé, Malvasia di Casorzo Doc can be tasted as a sparkling bubble, in the sparkling version, or as a passito accompanied with pastries and spoon desserts.
Let’s discover all the characteristics of this prestigious wine with a controlled designation of origin, one of the special wineries of Asti.
Malvasia grapes are recognized for a medium-sized cluster and dark blue, rather pruinose, round berries.
The Denomination of Controlled Origin, conquered in 1968, is reserved for red or rosé Malvasia wines, passito or sparkling wines, produced with at least 90% of indigenous Malvasia di Casorzo grapes. The remaining blend can be composed of Barbera, Grignolino or Fresia grapes, as specified in the technical data sheets above.
The terroir to which it belongs includes, in addition to the Municipality of Casorzo, also Grana and Grazzano Badoglio in the province of the city of Asti.
Furthermore, the territories of Olivola, Vignale Monferrato, Ottiglio and Altavilla, which are located in the province of Alessandria, are included.
The harvest is carried out in baskets and in a strictly manual way, towards the end of September, the season in which the grapes have already matured their specific aromatic content and their fruity and flowery organoleptic characteristics.
The passito wine is vinified by means of a particular drying of the grapes on the plant, such as to reach an alcoholic strength of at least 15%
Malvasia di Casorzo d’Asti Doc wine is served at a temperature between 12 and 14 ° C, while they drop between 8 and 10 ° C in the version with sparkling bubbles.
Perfect for dry pastries based on wild berries, including raspberries, currants and blueberries, the Malvasia di Casorzo d’Asti finds the perfect combination with shortcrust pastry tarts, desserts with almond paste, dark chocolate and aged cheeses.
Malvasia di Casorzo d’Asti Doc is one of the tricks up the sleeve of the wine culture of our boot, and is produced in the hills between Asti and Alessandria, in Monferrato.
Piedmontese wine is the result of the encounter between Malvasia grapes, an ancient vine of Cretan origin, in the Aegean Sea, now widespread throughout the Mediterranean.
According to the etymology, Malvasia wine derives from the name of a city in the Peloponnese, and specifically from Monemvasia, once an important port from which the best Greek wines that covered the entire territory of the Mediterranean Sea departed.
The Malvasia grape finds its ideal habitat in the gentle hills of Monferrato, thanks to the mild continental climate, which is rather windy.
The altitude up to 2,000 m and the calcareous and clayey soils allow the complete ripening of the red berries and allow the grapes to release their specific organoleptic features