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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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Castello del Poggio

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

  • Alfonso Boeri

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

  • Marchesi Alfieri

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

  • Alfiero Boffa

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

  • 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...

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  • Dezzani Moscato d'Asti 2006

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    Wine review by krista22


  • Luccio Moscato D Asti 2011

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    The wine has a pink tinge to it upon pouring, but the color in the glass is a light golden color. The pink adds some interest to the wine and prepares the consumer for the sweetnss he is about to embark. The natural carbonation "tickles the nose" and intensified the flavor from the bursting bubbles in the mouth. The initial taste is extensive... Read More

    Wine review by coryhwhite357


  • Alasia Moscato d'Asti 2006

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    This is the most beautiful moscato I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. It is like drinking pure heaven. Read More

    Wine review by JayJ


  • Alasia Moscato d'Asti 2006

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  • Elio Perrone Moscato Moscato d'Asti 2008

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    Wine review by PatriciaRussell


  • Mondoro Moscato Moscato d'Asti 2009

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    For those of us who don"t like champagne this asti is perfect for any occassion. It's also a great sit back,relax any day wine. Read More

    Wine review by lhastings


  • Mondoro Moscato Moscato d'Asti NV

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    This asti is wonderful ! The taste is clean, crisp and not overly sweet. I always have a a bottle or two available at home to offer a glass to friends, when they drop by, or simply drink while eating poundcake or fruits such as strawberries or peaches with lunch or after dinner. Read More

    Wine review by lhastings


  • Luccio Moscato D Asti NV

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    Wine review by wilmina6


  • Rivata Moscato d'Asti 2007

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    Wine review by timmonsdesign


  • Elio Perrone Moscato Moscato d'Asti 2008

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    Wine review by jrs123


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