Bigarò 2023, Elio Perrone (375ml)

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An innovative blend of Brachetto and Moscato. Similar to Moscato, it substitutes red fruit aromas and flavors for Moscato’s typical tropical fruits. This wine is fizzy and sweet—the perfect accompaniment to desserts, but also spectacular as an apperitivo!

About the Winery

A retired champion motocross racer, Stefano Perrone’s formidable reputation was built on the quality of his Moscato. But, by the late ‘90s, Stefano was looking for new challenges. He recognized that the Asti zone possessed many old Barbera vineyards on steep slopes - vineyards that would be planted to Nebbiolo if they were just a few miles west. He purchased the great Mongovone vineyard in 1999. With vines planted in 1932, Mongovone gave him the material to produce something special. Yet, just like with his Moscatos, Stefano produces Barbera that captures the ethereal freshness for which the Asti zone is noted. At the same time that he was branching out into Barbera, Stefano produced his first vintages of Bigaro—a softly sweet, gently effervescent salmon-colored sparkler made from Brachetto and Moscato. Robert Parker called the debut 2001 Bigaro “beguiling,” and the wine rapidly developed a cult following.