Saracco has been family-owned and managed since its founding in the early 1900s. The winery’s vineyards include some of the best growing sites in the Moscato d’Asti DOCG. Still a family affair even today and one of the few wineries in the Moscato d’Asti DOCG that use their own grapes for production of the wine, the Saraccos grow their fruit at roughly 400 meters a.s.l. in the classic mix of sandstone, grey silt, and calcareous limestone that make for Moscato d’Asti distinctive freshness and vibrant fruit flavors. Called the “Maestro” of Moscato d’Asti by leading Italian wine critic Antonio Galloni, the family’s current patriarch Paolo Saracco has employed the same sélection massale technique that his predecessors have used, generation after generation, to obtain the highest quality fruit as possible. The method allows him, as it did for those who came before him, to identity the best vines in their vineyards, which he then propagates through grafting onto existing plants. The winemaking style is strictly traditional, evoking the way the wines were made before the advent of modern viticulture (although today, of course, Saracco employs that same cutting-edge to obtain the desired result.
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Saracco is one of just a handful of Moscato d’Asti producers that uses its own grapes for production. The wines, known for their classic style, are considered a benchmark for the appellation. The estate also includes a luxury boutique hotel.