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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  • 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


  • M & R Moscato D Asti

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    This is a perfect, bubbly wine to make any occasion feel special. Tons of bubbles, but with enough flavor to not disappear the minute it is swallowed. To me, it is a near-perfect balance of sweet, just a tad bit of tart, and very small bubbles bursting which accent the flavor. I think it is best served very chilled and enjoyed right away, as it ... Read More

    Wine review by lilmslady101


  • Moscato d'Asti DOCG " Atelié " Tosti 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by lilmslady101


  • Moscato d'Asti DOCG " Atelié " Tosti 2012

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    I am not an expert, but I know what I like. I always have my eye out for Moscato D'Asti, as it is my favorite. I like sweet wines. I found this at a very good price ($7.49 on Sale, regularly $14.99) at Walgreen's in Wake Forest, NC. On opening it, I thought I might not like it, as the fragrance wafting up as I opened it was not appetizing. The f... Read More

    Wine review by lilmslady101


  • Ricossa Casorzo 2012

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    Fell in love with this wine I'm hooked Read More

    Wine review by 1meaux86


  • If anyone knows where I can purchase a couple of bottle's of this wine, your help would be greatly appreciated. My fiance and I had this at the Plaza hotel in New York and I'm looking to surprise her with a bottle or more. Thanks Dave Read More

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  • Beni di Batasiolo Bosc Dla Rei Moscato d'Asti DOCG 2009

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    I was first introduced to Moscato at the Mondavi winery in Napa. Our guide said Robert Mondavi had a glass each day and they included it in our tasting flight. I love big red cabs, but really enjoyed the moscato that day. The DOCG is one of our favorite moscatos - very flavorful. Nice desert wine, and just plain enjoyable. Read More

    Wine review by Ricercare


  • Castello del Poggio Moscato Moscato d'Asti 2012

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    Wine review by anthonyalan


  • Mondoro Moscato Moscato d'Asti NV

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    Love this wine. I use to drink a lot of this in New Zealand and now I live in Western Australia, I just can't seem to find it anywhere. Can anyone please HELP! I only have 2 bottles left ( brought back from New Zealand) I would really appreciate it. Thanks Read More

    Wine review by Morgzkiel


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