92 points Wine Enthusiast
"Inviting aromas of ripe stone fruit, honeysuckle and jasmine waft out of the glass. The bright, lightly foaming palate offers creamy white peach, apricot and a hint of orange zest alongside fresh acidity."
Vinous Reverie Notes
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. Tasting Notes: 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.