Borgo Maragliano 2021 'La Caliera' Moscato d'Asti DOCG
Item Number: 16522
Sub Region: Asti
Appellation/AVA: Moscato d'Asti DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Moscato
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 5
Soil Type: 45% tufaceous rock, 48% sandstone, and 7% calcium
Elevation: 360 meters
La Caliera is the soul of the Borgo Maragliano enterprise. The name La Caliera has been given as a tribute to a woman who lived for a long time in a house on the boundaries of the vineyard property. The remembrance of a generous and warm heart and a noble character is reflected in these old vineyards whose maturity produces a rich grape harvest.
Winemaking Notes: After the harvest, the Moscato is softly pressed in a pneumatic press. The juice is cold macerated to reduce fermentation while extracting aromatics. It is filtered and then put into a special tank that retains the carbon dioxide while heating the product to a temperature of 15°C. The purpose of this procedure is to favor the fermentation process, which will reach 5% volume of alcohol. The wine is cooled to stop fermentation.
Tasting Notes: La Caliera Moscato d'Asti is a lightly sparkling dessert wine. The bubbles are extremely delicate, soft, and creamy; it is almost like drinking air. The sweetness is not cloying but well integrated with the wonderful candied fruit and flower (violet, acacia) flavors. Try this with Key lime pie--it is a perfect pairing.