Moscato d'Asti Wine

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Moscato d’Asti is a lightly sweet sparkling wine produced in the town of Asti, in the Piedmont section of northern Italy. Moscato Bianco, the grape from which it is produced, is thought to have been growing in the region for many centuries. In the early 1600s, a jeweler from Milan named Giovan Battista Croce, on his riches from making royal jewelry, moved to Turin and bought his own vineyard around the towns of Montevecchio and Candia. In 1606, he published a book called Of the Excellence of Wines That Are Made on the Mountain of Turin and How to Make Them, which described the recipe for Moscato d’Asti: The stems have to first be removed from the grapes right before pressing, then the must (crushed grape juice prior to filtration) is fermented separate from the skins. Then the juice is repeatedly filtrated until it runs clean. Never mind that the prescribed method of filtering wine in those days was to use tightly wound cloth. Which often meant socks. 

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Moscato d'Asti on Snooth

  • Castello del Poggio Moscato d'Asti 2012

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    Wine review by kkhall


  • Luccio Moscato d'Asti 2012

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    Wine review by ladymiko


  • Castello del Poggio Moscato d'Asti 2012

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    Wine review by BrettTheWise


  • Gabriele Moscato 750m

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    I am not a Moscato person at all. I was handed this particular brand and tried it and fell in love INSTANTLY! It is the sweetest wine I have ever had! Most brands of Moscato, to me, have more of a malt taste and not sweet to my palette at all. This Moscato is simply amazing,. Read More

    Wine review by Chardonnay 224


  • Stella Rosa Il Conte Dalba Moscato Dasti Italy

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    very smooth Read More

    Wine review by fantastic


  • Cascinetta Vietti Moscato D' Asti 2012

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    Very drinkable. Fruity sweet wifey approves Read More

    Wine review by mannybeer


  • Cantina Gabriele Moscato Kosher 2012

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    Wine review by JennieRomano


  • Gabbiano Moscato Moscato d'Asti 2010

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    O Ya! A delightful moscato blanc from Italy with just the right amount of delicate fizz (d'asti) and sweetness. Rose petals & pears are notes I picked up. We drank down a bottle of this in a couple minutes while munching grapes & cheeses. I purchased at Trader Joe for $11. Yum. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • Beviamo Product of Italy Moscato D Asti DOCG 2012

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    Absolutely love this wine. Fruit notes on the nose and palate that keep going throughout the finish. Nice balance of sweetness and tanginess. It offers a very nice tongue tingly sensation. Read More

    Wine review by lynnjp


  • Pizzolato Moscato 2012

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    Sweetish fruity front notes and on the palate. A little bubbles throughout. Nice wine except I tasted an earthy? aftertaste that didn't quite belong..or seem to blend well with the tastes going on with the wine... Read More

    Wine review by lynnjp


  • il poggio moscato from the menu of olive garden...

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  • i have also had it and it was very hard to track down. i found it at www.winemall.com for less than wine chateau. great summer drink and i love the bottle! where are u located?

    Comment by 180870tampawineguy 180870 tampawineguy


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