Ezio Cerruti has seven hectares of vines surrounding his home in the commune of Castiglione Tinella, about halfway between Asti and the Langhe.
Here Moscato vines up to sixty years old are planted on steep slopes about 400 metres above sea level and atypically for the area Ezio works these organically. Biodiversity is valued and the long grass and wildflowers between the rows here stand in stark contrast to the more draconian setups nearby.
Ezio is a perfectionist, an introverted guy who is happiest growing grapes, making wine and doing things the right way. When you open bottle of any of his three riffs on Moscato you find a wine of rare balance and harmony, where fruit, flowers, salt and spice intertwine.