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Asti is a city and subregion of Piedmont, in the northwest of Italy. The famous sparkling wine was once known as Asti Spumante, but was shortened to just Asti (probably to dump the baggage of its mass-produced past, plus it’s friendlier this way) when it became a DOC in 1994. As a region, it also spills into parts of Cuneo and Alessandria, and also includes Moscato d’Asti and Bracchetto d’Asti.
Asti is made from the Moscato grape, and is slightly sweet. For a long while, as Asti Spumante, it was produced even sweeter on purpose, and imported pretty cheaply. But Asti has grown up a bit, with more of its natural acidity brought to the fore when produced with care. 
Most commercial Asti is produced in the Charmat method, which means the grape must is stored in steel tanks in frigid temperatures to avoid fermentation. Then it is activated with yeast at a later time, but the tanks are kept sealed to avoid carbon dioxide loss. When the alcohol and residual Read more »

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  • Muscat Blanc À Petits Grains

    History of the grape: From Greece, Muscat was brought into Crimea in the Soviet Union where it was spread into what i...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Grignolino

    Indigenous to Italy’s Piedmont region, Grignolino is only a minor grape in its homeland, where it makes light red win...

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  • Braida di Bologna Giacomo

    Appellation: Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG Produced using grapes: 100% Brachetto Harvest: End of A...

  • Castello del Poggio

      Castello del Poggio is just that - a castle. With a history dating back to medieval tim...

  • Alfiero Boffa

    Alfiero Boffa specialized in the production of Barbera d'Asti superiore when, in 1984, he set out...

  • Marchesi Alfieri

    The Marchesi Alfieri wine estate with its historic cellars is located amongst the heights in the ...

  • Alfonso Boeri

    In the charming hamlet of Bionzo, located in the winemaking town of Costigliole d'Asti, the Boeri...

  • Azienda Agricola Incisiana

    As the name Piedmont - loosely translated as “at the foot of the mountains” - already implies, th...

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  • Cupcake Moscato d'Asti 2013


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    Wine review by JessiTrouble

  • Gaetano d'Aquino Asti Spumante Dolce NV


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    Wine review by jomans

  • Umberto Fiore Moscato D Asti


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    Wine review by Stevenqian2003

  • Sounds like a real winner, Mark. Had a 2010 Moscato d'Asti last much RS they printed the nutrition facts on the back, though that might be common as I don't drink this type of wine with any regularity. More sugar grams per oz. than Coca Cola, at 3.75 v 3.25. This was one of those bottles I had pretty much forgotten about. It's probabl... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • Ruffino Moscato d'Asti 2013


    Delicious! I've been trying, with little success, to find a wine or wines, that I enjoy and it's been difficult. I personally can't handle the dry burning sensation that so many of them leave when going down. This was perfect. I'll be totally honest and say I had 6 glasses. Not sure if it was the low alcohol content or what but I felt absolutely... Read More

    Wine review by svanieceb

  • Hi Sammy,Check out the SLO Food Cheese Festival in Bra Italy on Google.   ... this puts you just south of Asti and the Barolo region of Piedmonte.I also recommned checking out fesitval schedules to see what coincides with the dates oyu're thinking of, or change your dates to fit in wiht a festival.  Have fun.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine Holidays

  • Antichi Giochi Voulet Casorzo d'Asti 2013


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    Wine review by CoCoBeeba

  • Belle Scogliere Barbera d'Asti Italy 2012


    a wonderful pasta wine and just perfect for that table of food as the wine is pleasant, homey, lively and virulent. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Most of my wine knowledge comes from a culinary standpoint, so getting to enjoy ... ... our brains are used to tasting sweetness with ripe fruit, we think we're tasting something sweet although that may not be the case.There are wines like Apothic red, which has a bit of residual sugar and isn't very good, but you may find out that you like it... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Just Li'l ol me :)

  • Filipetti Asti Spumante NV


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • i had tosti, asti. it was yellow in color. what's with that

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