La Caliera

Maragliano_Caliera.jpgWinery: Borgo Maragliano
Loazzolo, Italy
Appellation: Moscato d'Asti
Designation: DOCG

In a few words: Heaven in a glass!

Site: Southwestern facing slope 450 metres above sea level; marl and calcareous soil

Grapes: Moscato Bianco di Canelli   

Fermentation and Aging: After harvest the Moscato grape, now ripe and sweet, undergoes a soft pressing in an pneumatic press. The juice is refrigerated to 0°C (32°F) in order to reduce the fermentation activity. It is then filtered, put in a tank to retain the carbon dioxide and the must is warmed, to a temperature of 15°C. Fermentation begins slowly and continues until 5.0% ABV. At this point the wine is cooled to a temperature of 0°C in order to prevent further fermentation and then bottled.

Notes: The unusual and distinctive Moscoto Bianco di Canelli produces a full-bodied, robust and velvety Moscato d’Asti. The intense aroma carries a fragrance of candied fruit, acacia flowers and a typical musky but delicate bouquet. Serve cool at a temperature of 10-12°C (in crystal glasses!) with desserts, fruit salads and nut cake.