Everything Moscato d’Asti should be - low alcohol, delicate sweetness and gentle fizz.
VARIETAL: Moscato Bianco
REGION: Moscato d’Asti DOCG, Piedmont, Italy The hilly region of Piedmont in north-western Italy produces some of Italy’s most esteemed red wines including Barolo, Barbaresco and Barbera, but the area is also famed for the delicate sparkling wines of Asti, the ancient city nestled among hills of Montferrat. Asti has a continental climate with cool nights that encourage development of delicate fruit flavours in Moscato Bianco grapes.
VINE TO GLASS: Moscato d’Asti is a DOCG wine made from Moscato Bianco grapes. It must be low in alcohol, retaining a level of natural sweetness, and be slightly sparkling, called frizzante in Italian. Moscato d’Asti is typically made in small batches to be drunk while young and fresh.
TASTING NOTES: This is a classic Moscato d’Asti with low alcohol, delicate sweetness and gentle fizz. It is fragrant of apricot, lychees and orange blossom and has juicy fruit flavours. Traditionally served at 8- 10°C as an aperitif or with dessert.