The Veto, Cabernet Sauvignon, Jim Barry
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This renowned winery run by Paolo Saracco is based in the village of Castiglione Tinella in an area called the Langhe Astigiane which is widely regarded as the prime area for the production of Moscato d'Asti, the unique wine/partially fermented must. The vines stand in chalky marl soil mixed with sand where the Muscat grape has been growing since ancient times. Paolo manages all aspects of the production and cultivation of the property's 40 hectares to produce nearly 400,000 bottles, almost all of which is Moscato.
Typically this remarkable wine displays a nose of white peaches and fresh grapes and a creamy sweetness with lively citrus acidity; perfect as an aperitif, at the end of the meal or simply on its own. Moscato d'Asti deserves to be recognized as one of the world's greatest wines, if simply for its capability to deliver pure sensorial pleasure.