August 23, 2006

Michele Chiarlo 2005 Moscato d'Asti Nivole (about $12/350 ml)

This week's paper is full of delicious ways to make the best of Colorado peaches at the height of the season and wine suggestions for each of the dishes. Here's another one, particularly handy when time is short, or you just don't want to spend much time in the kitchen.

Chill a bottle of Moscato d'Asti such as Nivole, from Michele Chiarlo. When it's cold, slice a peach into a bowl, and top off with a hefty splash of the wine. Eat and slurp.

Made from muscat grown in the coolness of Italy's Piedmont, this light sparkler's delicate, sweet peach flavors meld with the fruit, and its soft bubbles dress it up. It's a simple trick, but one that celebrates the beauty of a perfectly ripe peach in all its tender, blushing, fuzzy glory.

Imported by Kobrand, N.Y

This review first appeared in the Denver Post.

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