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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  • I've always been in love with Italy and the beauty of it's colors. The first ... ... reading Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante. The collective bubbles would fill my plastic wine looking cup and glitter in my mouth, most of it was inhaled that every secound. Later, I tried a dessert wine with one of my friends which we later just addressed it to d... Read More

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  • Asti Spumante Sant Orsola NV

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    red, sparkling, strawberry notes. great for just sipping or with chocolate covered strawberries. Love it. Read More

    Wine review by Wezie


  • Asti Spumante Sant Orsola NV

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    Excellent low alcohol sparkling red wine for relaxing evening at home. Read More

    Wine review by timmonsdesign


  • Moscato d'Asti Vallebelbo NV

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    Nothing really special but stillok. Girlish wine for the average consumer is fine. Pic-nic wine! Read More

    Wine review by Oenos


  • Nando Asti Spumante NV

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    This wine was exceptionally sweet. It tasted a lot like apples, and was a lot like drinking Martinelli apple juice. Even the smell was very sweet. However, it was a very bubbly wine. Read More

    Wine review by abeth


  • Zonin Rosé Blend Asti Spumante Baccorosa 2007

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    This was a lighter, bubbly sparkling wine. It tasted kind of grape-y and was very sweet. Read More

    Wine review by abeth


  • Tosti Asti Spumante Atelie 2001

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    No written review

    Wine review by bekahac


  • Tosti Asti Spumante Atelie 2001

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    Very sweet..a great alternative to dry sparkling wines/champagnes. Read More

    Wine review by Piccolo56


  • Gaetano d'Aquino Pinot Grigio Venezie IGT 2004

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    i'm not much of a white wine drinker, as they are too often way too fruity or oaky for me. this is dry, crisp and clean and great on a summer evening. best is that it sells at TJs for $3.99! Read More

    Wine review by lettezilla


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