The Nivole vineyards are found in the hills surrounding Canelli in Piedmont, an ideal microclimate for growing Moscato. The hand-harvested grapes are gently pressed in a pneumatic press and the must is fermented using natural yeasts to a low level of alcohol. A natural mild effervescence develops during this process. Unfermented Moscato grape must is then added to fine tune the sugar levels. The wine is bottled immediately to preserve the fruit aromas characteristic of the Moscato grape. The result is an aromatic Moscato with such delicate finesse that Michele Chiarlo named it Nivole after the Piedmontese word for clouds.

90 Points
2021 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2021 vintage saw rain and snow in the early part of the year. March temperatures were above average, prompting an early start of vegetation. In the beginning of April, temperatures dropped below freezing for two nights, causing damage to several buds in the mid and high hills. May temperatures were quite low during the night and the wind was always cold, making the vines grow slowly. By the first week of June all varieties were in full bloom. A long, hot and dry summer lasted until September, when temperatures became mild during the day. Harvest was at the usual time, beginning with Moscato on September 6th. The harvested grapes were healthy, characterized by balance between high sugar content and excellent acidity.
Tasting Note
A brilliant straw yellow, this fragrant Moscato d’Asti has floral aromas with notes of peach and apricot. It is creamy with fine, pleasant bubbles and a fresh finish.
Food Pairing
An excellent companion to fresh pastries and fruit such as strawberries and peaches.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Moscato
PH: 3.2
ACIDITY: 5.45 g/l
ABV: 5%
Unique Selling Points
  • A sweet, lightly sparkling, vividly aromatic wine
  • Perfect for brunch, as an aperitif or with dessert
  • About half the alcohol of other table wines
  • Hand harvested from the hills around Canelli, an ideal microclimate for Moscato

About the Grape

Moscato Bianco / Muscat d’Alsace
Shows exotic aromas of tropical fruits, flowers, rose petals and citrus blossoms, and bright, clean fresh grape flavors, with a note of acidity. Sweet and fortified wines show honey and caramel notes.
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