Moscato d’Asti is a fresh white and fruity moscato wine that is lightly sparkling. The overall flavour of the wine is very sweet and less in alcohol. With food it is often combined with desert. Moscato d’Asti wine is produced from the best Moscato grapes. This wine is considered to be the best moscato wine in the world.
The region of Asti
Moscato d’Asti is made in the Piedmont region. Particularly in the region of Asti, north western Italy. The wine is a “Denominazione di origine controllata e garantita” sparkling white wine produced mainly in the province of Asti, north-west Italy, and in smaller nearby regions in the provinces of Alessandria and Cuneo. Moscato d’ Asti is a location name, a beautiful town, situated in the quiet rolling mountains of Piedmont region, in the north area of Italy. The rocky, sandstone soil there is perfect for growing moscato grapes. Moscato d’Asti is made from the Moscato Bianco grape (french: Muscat Blanc).
Theoretically a fizzante, an effervescent or light sparkling wine, This moscato wine tends to have less bubbles when compared with its cousin Asti. This wine is very light and brittle in texture and comparatively less in alcoholic content about 5% to 7%.
Moscato d’Asti wine is easily served with the conventional Italian biscotti or wafer in the summer season with a brittle garden salad. In the Piedmont region, it is a custom to drink Moscato d’Asti in festivity, marriages and on Christmas Day.
It is is brilliant when coupled with cheese, fruit or a mild dessert, like crème caramel. Astonishingly, it is also a high-quality accompaniment to different types of pizza.