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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.
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.
A mild winter was followed by cold weather in spring. The early summer saw cooler
temperatures and higher rainfall, which slowed down the rate of growth, but at the
end of June hot, dry weather ensued and the vines caught up after the slow spring.
Early September saw perfect conditions with warm days, cool nights and minimal
rainfall. This considerable diurnal temperature variation brought about a regular but
slow ripening of the grapes while preserving their aromas and acidity, allowing
producers to wait and achieve perfect ripeness in the grapes.
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 -2°C 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
Serve with a selection of cheeses and focaccia bread or with fruit desserts and
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