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Balbi Soprani was established by Francesco Capetta in the late’80s as the estate winery of Cantine Capetta. A great expert familiar with every inch of the Moscato countryside, Francesco Capetta purchased some of the best pieces of land in the Santo Stefano Belbo and Cossano Belbo famous for growing quality grapes. Balbi Soprani’s mission has since been to make the most of the grape varietals of Piedmont by making wines from the most noble, prestigious varietals.

Excellence in the vineyard, in the heart of the Moscato hills

A PASSION FOR MOSCATO


Balbi Soprani is located right in the middle of one of the most important growing areas in the hills of Moscato d’Asti. This marvelous hilly countryside spanning the provinces of Cuneo, Asti and Alessandria produces mostly Moscato Bianco, a varietal covering more than 9,700 hectares. Aware of the uniqueness, beauty and quality of the area’s vineyards, Balbi Soprani specialises in growing Moscato Bianco grapes and making the best-known wines produced from this varietal: Moscato d’Asti Docg and Asti Spumante Docg. These are the regions best-known and most widely appreciated sweet, aromatic wines.

MOSCATO BIANCO

Moscato is one of the most important varietals in the history of wine-making in Piedmont. It has very ancient origins: the Romans called the varietal uva apiana, because it was so sweet it attracted bees. The first proven documentation of its production dates back to the Middle Ages when it was known as muscatus, meaning “smelling of musk”, a term used to refer to aromatic wines. There are a number of different genetic families of Moscato, and the one from Piedmont is referred to as Moscato Bianco, the ancestor of which is believed to have been imported to Italy from Greece.

PIEDMONT IN THE BOTTLE


Along with Moscato d’Asti and Asti Spumante, Balbi Soprani makes the great wines for which Piedmont is famous.

The great reds of the Langhe: Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto d'Alba, Nebbiolo d’Alba, Barbera d’Asti, Barbera d’Asti Superiore.
Gavi is the pride and joy of the wild, hilly, forested area bearing the same name in southern Piedmont, which borders the Ligurian Apennines.
Brachetto d’Acqui is a sweet sparkling wine made from brachetto, an aromatic red grape native to the Acqui area


The range is completed with Spumante Brut Corte Castello, produced form Pinot grapes and Moscato Spumante Oro di Corte made from precious aromatic white grapes.

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