ETHICA WINES USA CATALOG

• Silvia and Giovanni Scagliola represent the fourth generation of the Scagliola family to make wine in Asti (Piedmont), home to Moscato d’Asti DOCG and Barbera d’Asti DOCG. • Originally founded in the 1930s, the Scagliola ranch focused on raising livestock and growing other crops besides grapes until buyers at a local cattle market noticed how good the family’s wines were. • It was not until the post-war era that the Scagliola’s began to see the potential for making and selling their wines in bottles (as opposed to bulk). • By the 1980s, the family had begun to bottle what would become one of Piedmont’s most famous sparkling wines, their now legendary Moscato d’Asti. • With roughly 35 hectares planted to vine in Asti province, a wine region renowned for its sandstone subsoils and the distinctive wines it produces, the Scagliola’s now make a line of Moscato d’Asti and a line of red wines, mostly Barbera d’Asti, including fresher-style, traditional reds (aged in classic large oak casks known as botti) and richer-style, modern reds (aged in small French casks known as barriques). • The estate employs organic farming practices and no synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides are used.

Scagliola is a fourth-generation winery that produces classic-style wines in Asti province. Known especially for their critically acclaimed sparkling wines, the Scagliola family balances traditional Piedmontese viticulture with modern technology, combining the best of both worlds. The estate’s Moscato d’Asti Primo Bacio (“First Kiss”) is considered an appellation benchmark.

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