Mitterberg Moscato Rosa IGT USHAS

Only nine hectares in South Tyrol are planted with Moscato Rosa. As a variety it is very demanding. It needs a very warm and dry site, and demands patient care in the vineyard. The flower is female, so the vine cannot fertilize itself, which often leads to coulure. These small seedless berries have a stunning concentration of aromas, reminiscent of Asian fruit and spice markets. In the mild and breezy Kurtatsch hillside in the district of Rain, the Usha Rosa Moscato has found an ideal micro-terroir. Through drastically reducing the yield, this edelsüße wine, with the typical baroque richness, is an exact mineral reflection of its site. While the bold, long maceration lends Usha a spicy tannic contour, which enters into a tantalizing liaison with the Rose, Rosehip, cinnamon and orange peel flavors.

Volume: 12,5 % by vol.

Grape variety: Moscato Rosa (Rosenmuskateller)

Production zone: steep hillside overlooking Kurtatsch 400 - 440 m.a.s.l

Soil: light gravely soil crisscrossed by clay

Yield per hectare: 3200 kg

Color: delicate garnet

Vinification: September harvest: air drying of the grapes for 10 weeks; October harvest: partly with noble rot; Tempterature - constrained maceration for 5-6 days in stainless steel; final fermentation of must in used barriques, followed by aging for another 10 months.

Storage potential: 8 - 10 years

Total acidity:  6,4 g./l.

Residual sugar: 154 g./l.

Territorio vino Rosenmuskateller Usash

The varietal has particular needs at the vineyard site. Our Ushas Moscato Rosa matures on a southern-facing slope that is sheltered from the north wind and situated at an altitude between 350 and 420 meters. The vines are planted in light and gravely soil with low clay content: it can retain enough heat, even after heavy precipitation in the fall, to keep temperatures from dropping too low. At the end of the ripening phase, warm updrafts from the valley favor drying of the berries on the vine, thus supporting the all-important sugar concentration of the grapes.

Moscato Rosa USHAS IGT 2016
92/100 points
Falstaff 2019

Moscato Rosa USHAS IGT 2015
94/100 points
Luca Maroni 2018

Moscato Rosa USHAS IGT 2014
92/100 points
Falstaff 2017

90/100 points
Luca Maroni 2017

89/100 points - 2 stars
I vini di Veronelli 2017
Moscato Rosa USHAS IGT 2013
90 - 92/100 points
Falstaff 2015/2016

90/100 points
Luca Maroni 2016

2 glasses
Gambero Rosso 2016

2 stars
Vinibuoni d'Italia 2015
Moscato Rosa USHAS IGT 2012
92/100 points
Falstaff 2014/2015

90/100 points
Luca Maroni 2015 The best Italian wines

3 stars
Vinibuoni d'Italia 2015
Moscato Rosa USHAS IGT 2011
91/100 points - 3 stars
I Vini di Veronelli 2014

91/100 points
Falstaff 2013

4 grappoli
Bibenda 2014

4 stars
Vinibuoni d'Italia 2014
Moscato Rosa USHAS IGT 2008
4,5 crowns
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