Prevalent in its terroirs of choice in the provinces of Asti, Alessandria and Cuneo, Moscato Bianco is known and used to produce aromatic wines also elsewhere in Italy and around the world.
Adult leaves are medium-sized, pentagonal and five-lobed. The upper page is green, flat and slightly cupped up. The surface is moderately bullate and ribbed.
The ripe bunches are generally tight, cylindrical, slightly elongated, winged, with a medium-short green pedicel.
The berries are medium-sized, with a thin skin. Their color spans from greenish yellow to amber. The taste is intensely aromatic.
Budbreak: Medium (second ten days of April).
Ripening: Early to medium-early (second ten days of September).
Moscato Bianco is a varietal that displays medium vigor, but generally high and constant yields. The most common training method is the espalier with mixed Guyot pruning, leaving one fruiting cane only.
Its grapes are made into sweet and very aromatic wines, often in sparkling styles. Excellent passitos are made from berries that are allowed to dry out.