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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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  • Grignolino

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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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...

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  • Alfonso Boeri

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

  • Braida di Bologna Giacomo

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

  • Azienda Agricola Incisiana

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

  • 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 ...

  • Castello del Poggio

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

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  • Santero Moscato & Tangerine


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    Wine review by Verliese Robinson

  • Voulet Malvasia di Casorzo d'Asti 2014


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    Wine review by mujerbonita75

  • Alasia Moscato d'Asti 2014


    Excellent tasting wine at a very modest price. Read More

    Wine review by kelluvssandy

  • Becky - a completely uscientific and generally random attempt is probably the ... ... be able to expand your tastings quite a bit by ordering on line. Best deal is to ship an entire case, so it's a lot to lay out at once, but if you don't have access to lots of diverse things, it's a great way to expand your horizons. Even in NYC, where you c... Read More

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  • Pico Maccario Barbera d'Asti Villa Della Rosa 2013


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    Wine review by doublefantasy

  • 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

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  • 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

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

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