The land of choice for the white Moscato grape variety was already delimited at the end of the nineteenth century as “that assembly of hills and valleys”. Bordered to the north by Asti and the Tanaro river, to the south by the Bormida river and “together comprising a zone, which good right to call itself the zone of the Moscato”
Within this zone, defined the author of a fundamental monography about this grape variety, Strucchi, as “far above all the others and the most important” there is “a series of contiguous Municipalities” where the Moscato is cultivated by choice and not only occasionally, given its best results.
Among the municipalities listed by Strucchi, standing out from the others are Calosso, Canelli, Castiglione Tinella, Mango and Stefano Belbo, constituting the area which much later would rightfully become the recognised home of the Moscato d’Asti D.O.C.G.
(Il Moscato di Canelli by A. Strucchi e M. Zecchini, 1895, p. 17)
Grape variety:White Moscato
Method of cultivation:Guyot
Soil:White earth, sandy, of sedimentary marine origin