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

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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

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  • Castello del Poggio Brachetto Brachetto d'Asti NV

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    Wine review by LifeNavigator


  • Tosti Asti Spumante Champagne NV

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    Wine review by zmont


  • Tosti Asti Spumante Champagne NV

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    I haven't had this in quite some time, used to take a bottle to Christmas dinner, and looks like this year will be the year to start again!! Read More

    Wine review by debbiel53


  • Tosti Asti Spumante Champagne NV

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    I have NEVER liked wine or champagne but once I found this, I will drink nothing else. However, we can't find it anymore in the Seattle WA area. Read More

    Wine review by greenriverkate


  • Tosti Asti Spumante

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    it's the best black sparkling wine i've ever drank.it's so black and served by black african people and sweet as and original tokyo bush rosette.you gotta try it. it's amazing and gives you a feeling of perfection.best wishes to all tosti loverthe fat companion Read More

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  • 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


  • Verdi Spumante 2009

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