Nivole Moscato d'Asti DOCG 2020

Michele Chiarlo

Nivole Moscato d'Asti DOCG 2020 play

Region: Italy / Piedmont / Moscato d'Asti
Grapes: 100% Moscato

Michele Chiarlo’s extensive vineyards stretch over more than 272 acres of Piedmont, including the hills surrounding Canelli, which offer an ideal microclimate for growing Moscato. Grapes are hand harvested from select vineyards with southern exposure and placed in pneumatic presses, followed by a slow fermentation using natural yeasts to a low level of alcohol. Unfermented Moscato grape must is then added to fine tune the sugar levels. Finally, the wine is immediately bottled in order to preserve the characteristically aromatic, sweet fruit fragrance of the Moscato Bianco grape. The result is a wine with such a delicate finesse that Michele Chiarlo named it Nivole after the Piedmontese word for clouds.

91 Points

Decanter

2020 vintage
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harvest note

The 2020 vintage began with a winter season that didn’t present particular problems, characterized by mild temperatures and little rainfall. The first part of spring was relatively dry and sunny, suggesting an early vintage. This was not the case in May and June, with a considerable number of rainy days that caused a slowdown in the vegetative development. Though the rain did allow for an important accumulation of water in the ground, fundamental during summer season. The harvest of Moscato grapes began in early September, about a week earlier than the historical average. Sugar content and acidity levels have been found to be excellent on average, a true representation in terms of richness and characteristic aromas for Moscato d’Asti.

tasting note

Brilliant straw yellow. The wine has typical floral aromas of Moscato, with notes of peach and apricot. On the palate, the wine is creamy and fragrant, with a pleasant fine bubble and a particularly fresh finish.

food pairing

An excellent companion to fresh pastries and fruit such as strawberries and peaches.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Moscato
APPELLATION: Moscato d'Asti DOCG
PH: 3.23
ACIDITY: 5.90 g/L
ABV: 5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 120 g/l

points of distinction

  • A sweet, lightly sparkling, vividly aromatic wine
  • Perfect for brunch, as an aperitif or with dessert
  • About half the alcohol of other table wines
  • Manual harvest
  • about the grape +
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“My aim has always been but one: quality.”

– Michele Chiarlo, Winemaker

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