Asti Spumante Wine

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Asti is a city and subregion of Piedmont, in the northwest of Italy. The famous sparkling wine produced here was once known as Asti Spumante, but was shortened to just Asti (probably to dump the baggage of its mass-produced past) when it became a DOC in 1994. As a region, it also spills into parts of Cuneo and Alessandria.
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 sugar levels have met requirements (which vary by producer), it is chilled down again to Read more »

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  • Martini & Rossi Sparkling Rose Italy NV


    Tart and toasted aromas on the nose with strawberry and melon notes. Cooked strawberry notes with lots of sweetness that tastes similar to a red fruit jelly. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Riccadonna Asti Spumante NV


    Hard to find in the US Read More

    Wine review by Pablokorze

  • Gaetano d'Aquino Asti Spumante Dolce NV


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    Wine review by jomans

  • Filipetti Asti Spumante NV


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Here is my best way of explaining it, Preetish.Wines taste "Sweet" if ... ... after the fermentation.Asti Spumante, a sparkling wine from Italy, is sweet.If you see the words "Semi Dry" on a label, that means it has some, probably not a lot of, residual sugar.I mentioned that Residual Sugar in a wine is measured as a percentage.  Normally, how... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!Preetish here..

  • Out of curiosity I purchased a bottle of Asti Moscato. I had been told Moscato wine was good. I had tasted a few other brands and did not care for them but again, figured I would give Asti a shot (my last try at getting a good Moscato). Boy was I pleasantly surprised. I love this wine. I has the perfect sweetness and just enough "spirits" f...

    Comment by 1422412Snoother 1422412 1422412 Snoother 1422412

  • The wine inside is worthless but if the bottle is well preserved it has some value as a curiosity. Do you have a picture of it? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Vintage Asti Spumante

  • I've never see an old Asti offered for sale at an auction. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Vintage Asti Spumante

  • My father in law was given a bottle of Vintage 1931 Folonari Asti Spumante.  I know that it has not been stored properly, so I am assuming that it has turned.  Does anyone have an idea as to whether it has any value? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Vintage Asti Spumante

  • Gaetano d'Aquino Asti Spumante Dolce NV


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    Wine review by Arizona sue

  • Gaetano d'Aquino Asti Spumante Dolce NV


    light, crisp, and not too sweet....really a VERY good sparkling wine. Read More

    Wine review by Arizona sue

  • the ballatore is so much better tasting.

    Comment by 1006713Robin Zamora 1006713 Robin Zamora

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