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Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d'Asti 2017


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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £57.72

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Country - Italy

Region - Piedmont

Grape Varieties - Moscato 100%

Alcohol by volume - 5%

Bottle - 37.5cl

Producer - Michele Chiarlo

Tasting notes - Floral aromas are seamlessly complemented by peach and apricot notes on the fragrant bouquet. The gently sparkling palate is delicate, light and creamy; with a silky texture and a lingering finish.

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A gently sparkling dessert wine with intense peach and tropical fruit flavours, delightfully silky.


Producer Note
Michele Chiarlo is one of Piedmont's truly great winemakers. The family owns 60 hectares of vineyard in three of the classic growing areas - Langhe, Monferrato and Gavi and have access to a further 50 hectares through long-term relationships with their growers. Michele has insisted on total quality since his first vintage in 1956, an ethos which his sons Stefano and Alberto adopt today. The Chiarlo style is highly elegant, they make complex wines that can age for decades but above all reflect their provenance - some of the finest vineyard sites in Piedmont.


Vintage
2017 saw a mild winter with less than average rainfall, which led to limited soil water reserves. Mild spring temperatures set the growing season off early, however an extremely unusual night frost occured during April, which led to significant frost damage especially in Monferrato. This has not occurred on this scale for 50 years. The summer was dry, temperatures stabilised and the growth cycle continued. Harvest took place earlier than usual, although the yields were down the quality of the remaining grapes was high.


Vineyard
The grapes come from the vineyards in the heart of this historic area, which have been carefully selected and are the most suited to this grape variety. The vines are planted in a South East and South West orientation to maximise the sun's exposure and are cultivated according to the Guyot method. The vineyard soils are of sedimentary and marine origin which consist of mostly chalk with traces of lime. The manual harvest takes place when the grapes have reached optimum maturity.


Winemaking
The grapes were gently pressed. A slow fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel autoclaves until the alcohol level reached 5%. During this process, part of the carbon dioxide developed during fermentation remained “entrapped”, imparting the wine with its mild, natural effervescence. The temperature was then lowered to 0°C to arrest the fermentation and also to retain the natural sweetness and freshness of the Moscato grape. The wine was micro filtered to give the wine its clarity, purity and prevent any further fermentation of the yeasts.


Tasting Note
Floral aromas are seamlessly complemented by peach and apricot notes on the fragrant bouquet. The gently sparkling palate is delicate, light and creamy; with a silky texture and a lingering finish.


Serving Suggestion
An iconic dessert wine, try with soft chestnut cream in crispy waffles.


Grape
Moscato 100%

5241517E
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Data sheet

Vintage
2017
Bottle Size
37.5cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Piedmont

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Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d'Asti 2017

Country - Italy

Region - Piedmont

Grape Varieties - Moscato 100%

Alcohol by volume - 5%

Bottle - 37.5cl

Producer - Michele Chiarlo

Tasting notes - Floral aromas are seamlessly complemented by peach and apricot notes on the fragrant bouquet. The gently sparkling palate is delicate, light and creamy; with a silky texture and a lingering finish.

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