Ciao belle bolle. We’ve noticed a certain craziness over this sweet, gently sparkling white from the Piedmont region of Italy lately. So, we’ve decided to bring you the one which Antonio Galloni refers to as “the reference point producer for Moscato d’Asti”, with “no shortage of personality or pure class”… Behold the Paolo Saracco Moscato d’Asti. A little frizzante, and a lot of personality. Oh yeah, they serve this by the glass at Eleven Madison Park… It’s a great after dinner drink, or pair it with most any fruit or dessert which comes to mind, even chocolate!
Antonio Galloni’s Vinous: “Bright golden straw-yellow. Perfumed aromas of white peach, orange blossom, lime cordial, sage and jasmine. Boasts excellent energy and grip to the flavors of fresh pomaceous orchard fruit and sweet spices. Finishes very long and bright, with strong hints of fresh citrus fruit and vanilla cream. A very successful 2017 Moscato d’Asti in what was a hot year, and a benchmark example of what Paolo Saracco can achieve with this variety. For my money, this estate is the DRC of Moscato d’Asti. Drink date: 2018 – 2021.” Dec 2018
James Suckling: “Incredible depth and richness, yet so layered and beautiful. Light, creamy texture. Medium body, light sweetness and a crisp, fruity finish. Drink now.” Aug 2018
Robert Parker, Jr.’s Wine Advocate: “The 2017 Moscato d’Asti is especially bright and fruity in this extremely hot and dry vintage. You feel that extra concentration of fruit with summer peach, honeysuckle, star jasmine and yellow rose. Moscato d’Asti traditionally offers a foamy and creamy bubble quality, and you get that here in generous supply. The creaminess of the mouthfeel plus that sweet residual sugar find excellent balance. The alcohol is 6%. This is a leading wine of the appellation. Moscato d’Asti is best when consumed immediately, but you could push this wine a few years more. Drink date: 2018 – 2020.” Aug 2018
Winery: “Moscato d’Asti is an indigenous aromatic wine characterised by orange, peach and lime notes, with a sweet taste rich in minerals.
Colour: Straw yellow with greenish hues, fine perlage, slow fermentation index. Bouquet: intense orange blossom, peach and thyme (the main aromas found in the grapes). Taste: intense, elegant and lingering. The sweet sensations are well balanced with a pleasant acidity and fruity aromas typical of Muscat grapes.