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

  • Luccio Moscato d'Asti 2012

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    Wine review by sundial


  • Cupcake Moscato d'Asti 2013

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    Probably the best moscato I've ever had. Perfectly bubbly and sweet without tasting heavy. Love it! Read More

    Wine review by hoodie86


  • Mondoro Moscato Moscato d'Asti NV

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    I love Mindoro Asti but can't buy it in Western Australia Read More

    Wine review by Lostinkal


  • Gabriele Moscato 750m

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    I found this bottle of wine in a local shop. I like sweet wines and was a little skeptical at first when the bottle said sweet white wine for a Moscato, as i have tried a few that said they were sweet but did not please my palate. I loved this wine from the first sip. I will continue to purchase it as long as the store carries it. Read More

    Wine review by Nataliss


  • Luccio Moscato D Asti 2011

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    love this wine anytime always have one or more bottles on hand Read More

    Wine review by chantal566


  • Gabriele Moscato 750m

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    Wine review by juliegean


  • Luccio Moscato D Asti 2011

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    Wine review by libraryhill


  • Castello del Poggio Moscato Moscato d'Asti 2007

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    Wine review by libraryhill


  • Michele Chiarlo 'Nivole' Moscato D' Asti 2012

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    Wine review by Mildred77


  • JD: Had to revisit this thread because yesterday at the end of work hours I held a very informal tasting for my coworkers who have heard me talking on and on about my upcoming trip to Piemonte.  So our theme was Piedmontese wines of course.  Since these are not regular wine drinkers, but of course they are familiar with Moscato, we started with ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Italian Wine Dinner


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

    Comment by 180870tampawineguy 180870 tampawineguy


  • 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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