Elio Perrone

"As more Americans have discovered its extraordinary lusciousness, vivid fruit, soft mousse, and captivating perfume, it is no surprise that the following for Moscato d'Asti has grown dramatically in recent years.

As a summer sipper, Moscato is without peer. Ambrosial with melon and prosciutto (a classic combination), it is also a superb light dessert wine, perfect with melon, pears or strawberries (especially if the fruit has been steeped in Moscato beforehand).

Yet, because of its delicacy and dependence on perfect balance, great Moscato is hard to make, and only a few producers have mastered the craft. One of these is Stefano Perrone who has quickly emerged as one of the region's stars.

In 1995, The Rare Wine Company's Mannie Berk set out to discover the Great New Moscato Producer. He organized a tasting in Italy of the Moscatos of over a dozen producers, all of whom had top reputations locally. After tasting them blind he came up with a short list of growers whose wines he thought were outstanding. He then visited them and tasted not only the 95's again, but also their 94's (to see how the previous year's wines were holding up).

Ultimately, he chose the Moscato of Stefano Perrone, who had taken over the duties of the family domaine named for his father. A retired champion motocross racer, Stefano's formidable reputation rests squarely on his two Moscatos: Sourgal, released in late November, and his best wine, Clarté, which is released in April.

By the late-90s, Stefano was looking for new challenges. He recognized that the Asti zone possessed many old Barbera vineyards, and he purchased two of them, one 40-years-old and the other an amazing 70-years-old. From both vineyards, 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, Jr. called the debut 2001 Bigaro "beguiling."

Mannie's faith in Stefano has been rewarded by an unbroken string of sensational wines since we began working with him in 1995. While the Moscatos go from strength to strength, we can only wait to see what other marvels emerge from his cellars."

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Elio Perrone Moscato d'Asti 'Sourgal' 2018
"Perrone remains a reference-point producer for Moscato...Chablis-like in its energy, the Sourgal exudes precision and classiness throughout. White peach, orchard fruit and flowers abound in this vivid, beautifully delineated Moscato from Stefano Perrone."~Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Elio Perrone Moscato d'Asti 'Sourgal' 2017
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"Perrone remains a reference-point producer for Moscato...Chablis-like in its energy, the Sourgal exudes precision and classiness throughout. White peach, orchard fruit and flowers abound in this vivid, beautifully delineated Moscato from Stefano Perrone."~Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Elio Perrone Moscato d'Asti 'Sourgal' 2016
"Perrone remains a reference-point producer for Moscato...Chablis-like in its energy, the Sourgal exudes precision and classiness throughout. White peach, orchard fruit and flowers abound in this vivid, beautifully delineated Moscato from Stefano Perrone."~Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Elio Perrone Moscato d'Asti 2015 375ml
"Perrone remains a reference-point producer for Moscato."~Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media  "As more Americans have discovered its extraordinary lusciousness, vivid fruit, soft mousse, and captivating perfume, it is no surprise that the following for Moscato d’Asti has grown dramatically in recent

Elio Perrone Moscato d'Asti 'Sourgal' 2015
"Perrone remains a reference-point producer for Moscato."~Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media  "As more Americans have discovered its extraordinary lusciousness, vivid fruit, soft mousse, and captivating perfume, it is no surprise that the following for Moscato d’Asti has grown dramatically in recent

Elio Perrone Moscato d'Asti 'Sourgal' 2014
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"As more Americans have discovered its extraordinary lusciousness, vivid fruit, soft mousse, and captivating perfume, it is no surprise that the following for Moscato d’Asti has grown dramatically in recent years. As a summer sipper, Moscato is without peer. Ambrosial with melon and prosciutto (a

Elio Perrone Moscato d'Asti 'Sourgal' 2013
"As more Americans have discovered its extraordinary lusciousness, vivid fruit, soft mousse, and captivating perfume, it is no surprise that the following for Moscato d’Asti has grown dramatically in recent years. As a summer sipper, Moscato is without peer. Ambrosial with melon and prosciutto (a

Elio Perrone Moscato d'Asti 'Sourgal' 2012
91  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 91 "The 2012 Moscato d'Asti Sourgal is beautifully chiseled in the glass, with striking perfume and plenty of bright fruit, all backed up by salivating minerality that gives the wine its sense of energy. Hints of lime and jasmine flow through to the finish. This is pretty much as

Elio Perrone 'Sourgal' Moscato d'Asti 2011
" A fantastic little sparkler with aromas of peach, orange blossom and honeysuckle. Delicate, delicious, and perfectly balanced!" ~ Winery notes

Elio Perrone 'Sourgal' Moscato d'Asti 2010
90  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 90"Vinified for immediate consumption and bottled in November."