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Leccio Monferrato Chiaretto 2018

IAR040

Azienda Agricola Il Cascinone

A delicious Chiaretto from the heart of Piemonte which is sure to give any hardened Francophile a compelling alternative. Made primarily from Pinot Noir, this is fresh with plenty of crunchy red summer fruit character.

Meet the producer

Il Cascinone was acquired by leading Piemonte producer Araldica in 1999 - an exceptional estate...

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Production

Grapes were sourced from the Quercia vineyard at Il Cascinone, which produces some of the freshest, most fragrant Pinot Noir on the estate. Pinot Noir was harvested at the start of September, and Barbera in the 3rd week of September. The grapes were cool-fermented separately at 16ºC. After around 5 months on lees the parcels were blended a month before bottling.

Tasting notes

Pretty pale pink in colour. The nose is lifted with cherry, raspberry and gently floral notes. The palate balances tangy cherry and red berry fruit with crisp, incisive acidity. A delicious style of pale rosé which has plenty of summer fruit character balanced by great texture.

Food match

A good match with basil and goats cheese risotto, or pasta with a seafood sauce and cherry tomatoes.

Awards

2016 Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2018

Bronze

2015 Vintage

IWSC 2016

Bronze

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