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.

92 Points
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2017 vintage
91 Points
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2017 vintage
Harvest Note
2017 began with a substantial amount of snow in January and February, followed by a lot of rain until the end of May. This ensured that the ground captured enough water for the fruit to ripen. High temperatures emerged in June, July and August but luckily caused no damage to the vines. On the contrary, both the fruit vines look great. The biggest problem in 2017 was not the heat, but the frost in the middle of April. While some quantities are down this year, quality has not suffered and 2017 will be a wonderful vintage.
Tasting Note
This sweet, fragrant, lightly sparkling wine has vivid aromas and flavors of peach, apricot, grapefruit and sage on a light body with a delicate finish typical of Moscato d’Asti.
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: 3.16
ACIDITY: 5.18 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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