Michele Chiarlo Nivole 2020
Michele Chiarlo is one of Piemonte's truly great winemakers. The family owns 60 hectares of vineyards in three of the classic growing areas - Langhe, Monferrato and Gavi and also have access to another 50 hectares through their long-term relationship with growers. Stefano Chiarlo heads the technical staff overseeing the vineyards and viticulture. Stefano's ethos can be summed up thus: a balanced or rigorous pruning depending on the oenological goals, a technique of guided pest control using products with no enviromental impact, meticulous manual thinning-out of the grape clusters, tuffing between the rows, no use of anti-mould products. The Dolcetto is a wonderful grape, spritzy and spicy with great acidity; La Court (the first wine ever made by Michele) is the big seller and rightly so, with its beautiful balance and wild berry fruit; the highlight for many are the Barolos, with Cerequio being one of the most lauded vineyards in the whole of Barolo. The one which has them queueing round the block is the classy Nivole, a fantastically refreshing Moscato. Michele Chiarlo wines continue to win awards worldwide.
Soft pressing of the grapes. Partial fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks until alcohol reaches 5%. The temperature is then lowered to 0 centigrade to stop the fermentation and also to retain the natural sweetness and freshness of the Moscato grape. The wine is then filtered and sterile bottled.
A rich, delicate and well-balanced dessert wine from the Muscat grape. Gently sparkling, the fruit dances lightly on the tongue.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Chilled with desserts, pastries and strawberries.
Country / Region / Appellation
IT / Piedmont / Moscato d'Asti DOCG
Stefano Chiarlo & Gianni Meleni