Moscato d'Asti DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
VINE VARIETY: MOSCATO BIANCO DI CANELLI 100%
The name La Caliera has been chosen as a tribute to a lady whose home was on the outskirts of our vineyards and who played a treasured part in our lives. The memory of a warm, generous heart and a quiet, noble character is reflected in these old vineyards whose maturity produces a grape harvest rich with “suggestions”.
Altitude: 450 metres above sea level
South Western facing slope with a 32% incline
Pruning System: Low Guyot
Average yield hectare/hl.55
After the harvest the Moscato grape, now ripe and sweet, undergoes a soft pressing in an air pneumatic press. The product obtained (grape juice) is refrigerated to 0°C in order to reduce the fermentation activity.
It is then filtered and put in a tank which retains the carbon dioxide and warms the product, which is still entirely sugary, to a temperature of 15°C.
The purpose of this is to promote the fermentation process which is allowed to continue until 5.0% vol. becomes alcohol. The product is then cooled to a temperature of 0°C in order to prevent further fermentation.
The unusual and distinctive vine 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. Its scent of “violet” is quite unique.
Serve it cool at a temperature of 10-12°C in crystal glasses with dessert, confectionery, fruit salad and nut cake.
Effective alcoholic content 5,0 % vol.
Potential alcoholic content 8,5 % vol.
Total alcoholic content 13,5 % vol.