Moscato d’Asti is a semi-sweet, lightly sparkling, low-alcohol wine from Piedmont, northwestern Italy. It could hardly be more different from Piedmont’s other iconic wine style – robust, red, Barolo. As implied by its name, the wine is made from Moscato grapes grown in vineyards near the town of Asti. The classic Moscato d’Asti wine is characterized by elegant floral aromas and notes of peach, apricot and fresh grape juice (© Wine-Searcher). It is one of Italy’s most famous and most popular wines.
Moscato (often known by its French title, Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains) is used all around the Mediterranean. It makes both dry and sweet wines, typically characterized by fresh, floral, grapey aromas. It rarely makes “serious” wines, but is very well suited to lighter-hearted, indulgent styles, of which Moscato d’Asti is a prime example. Moscato d’Asti wines can be consumed as a refreshing aperitif, but are well matched with desserts, particularly with the classic panettone, fruit tarts, or with dry pastries made with hazelnuts or almonds.
COUNTRY : Italy
REGION : Piedmont
GRAPES : Moscato (Muscat)
VINTAGE : 2018
CLOSURE TYPE : Cork Type
ALCOHOL : 5.5%
BOTTLE VOLUME : 75cl
APPEARENCE : Lightstraw in colour.
AROMA & PALATE : Low alcohol social drink. Obtained from fragrant and fresh grapes to pamper yourself with a delicate and bright taste.
FOOD PAIRING : Excellent as an aperitif or on its own at any time. Best with Cheddar and Gruyere.
Best served at 6-8’c temperature.
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