The light, slightly sweet wines of Moscato d'Asti have found their footing in the past few years. The fragrant aromas of white blossoms and ripe peaches are intoxicating.
This lovely wine will always be lower in alcohol and sweeter than the more famous Champagne, but those reasons are why it is so graceful.
In Northern Italy's Piedmont region, the town of Asti and a few surrounding provinces produce Italy's most popular sparkling wine, Moscato d'Asti. These wines are famous all over the world for their delicate sweetness and carbonation, which makes them immensely approachable and endlessly enjoyable.
True Moscato d'Asti should not be confused with the slightly inferior Asti Spumante. Moscato d'Asti will always be about 5.5% alcohol and lightly fizzy and can be the perfect light wine for dessert or even breakfast. It often contains delightfully pungent aromas of white peaches, fresh white blossoms, and bright citrus.Read more
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