Why we love it
Made with Moscato di canelli and Chardonnay grapes left drying on the vine, this passito is the result of meticulous work in the vineyards first and then in the winery after and because of it, it is only made in exceptional vintages, it happened a couple of times in the last 10 years, and in a very limited production. The dessert wine has a very fruity nose with notes of orange and tropical fruits, in the palate it is fresh, with a nice acidity, and a fantastic palate. Perfect with biscuits and pastry but also fermented cheeses and pates.
The artisan who made it
The L’Armangia winery have been making wines in Canelli, Piedmont, from 1850, and today they are amongst the top wineries of the area particularly with regard to growing and producing Barbera d’Asti and Moscato D’Asti. Ignazio, the owner and winemaker, is not your conventional winemaker, he knows his grapes as if they are his own sons and daughters and he knows what they can produce and he firmly believes in the Barbera d’Asti grape, but also grow a variety of other grapes including Albarossa, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and a very small vineyard of Pinot Nero that makes an amazing wine.
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Callum james - 17/11/2019
This is an excellent dessert wine, deep, almost orange in colour, with a beautiful aroma and a deliciously refreshing and fruity flavour. A fantastic accompaniment for delicate flavoured desserts.