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Michele Chiarlo Palas Moscato d'Asti 2017
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £65.28
Country - Italy
Region - Piedmont
Grape Varieties - Muscat 100%
Alcohol by volume - 5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Michele Chiarlo
Tasting notes - The Moscato d'Asti Palas has a fresh, fruity and elegant bouquet with notes of sage and tropical fruits. The sweetness is perfectly balanced by a citrus edge and a slight petillance.
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A fresh, fruity and elegant bouquet with notes of sage and tropical fruits with the sweetness balanced by a citrus edge and a slight petillance.
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.
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 occurred during April, which led to significant frost damage in some areas. 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.
Within the traditional Moscato cultivating areas, the best plots have been identified for the production of the Muscat grapes. The soils are sandy and of sedimentary marine origin. The vines are planted with an east or southeastern orientation and are trained according to the Guyot method. The harvest takes place manually.
The whole cluster was gently pressed. The must was stored in a tank at low temperatures to maintain the integrity of the aromas, followed by slow fermentation in an autoclave at a controlled temperature until achieving an alcohol content of 5%. During this process, a part of the carbon dioxide which developed during fermentation remains, imparting the wine with a mild, natural effervescence. Before bottling, the wine underwent a process of micro-filtration to give the wine its clarity and purity; and prevented any further fermentation of the yeasts.
The Moscato d'Asti Palas has a fresh, fruity and elegant bouquet with notes of sage and tropical fruits. The sweetness is perfectly balanced by a citrus edge and a slight petillance.
Serve with a selection of cheeses and focaccia bread or with fruit desserts and sorbets.
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