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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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  • Barbera

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

  • Dolcetto

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

  • 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...

  • Muscat

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

  • 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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  • Marchesi Alfieri

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

  • Azienda Agricola Incisiana

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

  • Braida di Bologna Giacomo

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

  • Alfonso Boeri

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

  • 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...

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  • 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

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  • Filipetti Asti Spumante NV

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Castello del Poggio Moscato d'Asti 2013

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    Wine review by LuLu0221


  • Voulet Malvasia di Casorzo d'Asti 2013

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    Wine review by mujerbonita75


  • Tintero Moscato d'Asti Sori Gramella 2013

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    Oh ya & Yum! Perfect moscato - light effervescent, sweet pears, clean finish. Grabbed a bottle while on the island of Kauai and sipped while watching the palm trees sway, listening to the ocean. Paradise for the eyes & palatte. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • Risata Il Rosso 2012

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    I am in love with this red wine! Actually I love all the wines by this maker. I live in Missouri and found this wine available on vacation in Maui, HI and was so happy! Read More

    Wine review by Mdsommerville


  • Grignolino d'Asti Braida Piemonte 2006

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    Un vino senz'altro buono, persistente dal colore aranciato, che sicuramente ha perso alcune delle sue caratteristiche predominanti per colpa del lungo invecchiamento, fresco al palato, conserva i profumi della sua terra di origine, molto delicato con sentoti di Rosa. Adatto a torte salate e formaggi non troppo invecchiati, buono anche con mines... Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio


  • Risata Il Rosso 2012

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    Wine review by lewdon


  • Risata Il Rosso 2012

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    My favorite wine ever. I didn't even realize the finish was the most important part of each sip. And oh does this wine finish perfectly...you can taste the fruit of strawberry and cherry. Read More

    Wine review by lewdon


  • Prunotto Barbera d'Asti Fiulot 2012

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    Nicely floral on the nose with streaks of blue fruit, a whiff of smoke and some ash and tart black currant fruit rounding out the aromas. Round fresh and zesty in the mouth, this shows nice depth on the palate and is almost rustic in an attractive way showing savory complexity and attractive nuance. On the palate the acid really drives the wine ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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

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