Ca'D'Gal Moscato Sant'Ilario DOCG 2015
This extraordinary Moscato was awarded the coveted Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri in 2017 (an extraordinary feat for a wine style so often associated with frivolity). A revelation - this Moscato is drawn from a single hectare of 70 year old vines in Cassinasco, on a south facing limestone hillside within the newly ratified Canelli DOCG (some 10 kilometres from Boido's winery). Of the 52 townships that may carry the denomination Moscato DOCG, only 22 are included in this historically renowned subzone. History tells us that Moscato fruit has been cultivated in this area - surrounding the town of Canelli - as far back as the 13th century. 2015 is only the second release of this wine, and its first under the new DOCG 'Canelli'. The perfume offers intense notes of grapefruit, jasmine, and orange pulp, while the palate is lively, zesty and complex with crystalline freshness and gentle bubbles. It's a wine more than capable of expressing itself with complex food and especially salty foods. Of course, it can work with the classics - hazelnut-based desserts, fruit and cream tarts etc. - but it also has the intensity and mineral drive to partner with all kinds of savoury foods, à la a good Mosel. Ca' d'Gal's restaurant matches this with everything from cured meats, foie gras, cured fish and Brös, the tangy ricotta and grappa specialty of the region.
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In a mixed or straight case: $45.59