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

  • La Gironda Moscato d'Asti 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Vietti Moscato d'Asti Cascinetta Vietti 2015

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    Sweet, refreshing Read More

    Wine review by invinoveritas78


  • Risata Moscato d'Asti 2010

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    A bit too sweet Read More

    Wine review by runningbear


  • Moscato d'Asti Oddero 2010

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    Wine review by mschilin


  • Alasia Moscato d'Asti 2014

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    Excellent tasting wine at a very modest price. Read More

    Wine review by kelluvssandy


  • Becky - a completely uscientific and generally random attempt is probably the best way to approach learning most things. Go for it.I imagine there may be slim pickings in Fargo, as there are in many places, and I don't know what the shipping laws are in ND, but you might be able to expand your tastings quite a bit by ordering on line. Best deal ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Cupcake Moscato d'Asti 2013

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    Wine review by JessiTrouble


  • Sounds like a real winner, Mark. Had a 2010 Moscato d'Asti last night...so much RS they printed the nutrition facts on the back, though that might be common as I don't drink this type of wine with any regularity. More sugar grams per oz. than Coca Cola, at 3.75 v 3.25. This was one of those bottles I had pretty much forgotten about. It's probabl... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Ruffino Moscato d'Asti 2013

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    Delicious! I've been trying, with little success, to find a wine or wines, that I enjoy and it's been difficult. I personally can't handle the dry burning sensation that so many of them leave when going down. This was perfect. I'll be totally honest and say I had 6 glasses. Not sure if it was the low alcohol content or what but I felt absolutely... Read More

    Wine review by svanieceb


  • Most of my wine knowledge comes from a culinary standpoint, so getting to enjoy wine outside of that will be nice.That's an excellent way to approach wine. I started that way too. If you can cook, you think of various flavors and textures that you want to combine and wine is very much a part of that. Different wines have different flavor profile... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Just Li'l ol me :)


  • 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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