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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  • Cinzano Asti 2012

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    Wine review by Ustritsa


  • So I am mainly a dry red wine drinker, so I hardly ever get into sparling wines ... outside the annual bottle of Asti Spumante at New Years Eve, but twice today I encountered a red sparkling wine, something I never thought of before.I went to two stores today that were having some informal tastings.  World Market, a national chain was having a ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sparkling Red Wines, is this...


  • Martini & Rossi Sparkling Rose Italy NV

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    Although unique, I suppose I'm still struggling with this Rose' Sparkling wine concept since I don't really find either particularly exciting in this bottle. Tart at first, sweetens a little as you go, but on the whole not sweet enough to call neither a rose' nor a sparkling wine as I see it. Forgive me for saying, but I enjoy it more after i... Read More

    Wine review by Aegelis


  • Cinzano Asti NV

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    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Cinzano Asti 2012

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    Amaaaaaaazingly smooth Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Castello del Poggio Brachetto Brachetto d'Asti NV

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    Wine review by LifeNavigator


  • Zonin Moscato NV

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    So far this has been the best Moscato I've tasted. The flavor was fruity, but not too sweet and although sparkling, still smooth. I enjoyed this wine a lot. Read More

    Wine review by donnahodge


  • Gancia Asti Spumante

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    Gancia Asti is straw to pale golden yellow color. The nose is delicately floral and fruity with hints of orange blossom and mountain honey with a taste that is fresh, sweet and lively with notes of citrus. This is a refreshing and crisp sparkling wine that represents the very first spumante of the House of Gancia. Read More

    Wine review by Mimi Kim


  • Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante 2004

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    Wine review by cmboiler


  • Castello del Poggio Brachetto Brachetto d'Asti NV

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    Wine review by luca chevalier


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