Alongside wines of great class and long ageing potential, Piedmont offers a sweet, pearly white wine, which is unique for its very low alcohol content and attractive for its exuberant fruitiness. Originally present mainly in the province of Asti, the plantations of small-grain Muscat, the only grape variety authorised in the appellation, have spread to the neighbouring provinces of Coni in the west and Alexandria in the east, on the slopes of the Langhe and Monferrato hills. Moscato d'Asti is produced by partial fermentation in a closed tank that preserves part of the natural sugar of the grapes in the wine, as well as the carbon dioxide that is released.
Appearance: Light straw-coloured dress
Aroma: Very fragrant and delicately flavoured, it delivers intense and very fruity aromas, sometimes floral, close to fresh muscatel grapes, orange blossom, white or yellow fruits.
On the Palate: Soft and supple, not very acidic and very light in alcohol (around 5% vol.), its main interest is the purity of its fruity flavours. Thanks to its light sweetness and fruit expression, Moscato d'Asti are delicious wines, close to fresh fruit juice, slightly pearly, delicious and easy to access, to be drunk young. The very best keep what is needed in terms of freshness to avoid the feeling of softness that can be the characteristics of the less good.
What should we open it with? Aperitif, low-sugar fruit-based desserts (fruit mousse and soup, pie), fresh fruit.