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

  • Ricossa Casorzo 2012


    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

    Forum post in the topic Andrea Faccio Moscato D' Asti...

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


    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


    No written review

    Wine review by anthonyalan

  • Mondoro Moscato Moscato d'Asti NV


    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

  • Stefano Farina Moscato d'Asti 2007


    This was the best Moscato I have ever had. It is mild and creamy I love it and would have this everyday. Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Castello del Poggio Moscato Moscato d'Asti 2011


    Lovely. On the sweeter side. Definitely a new favorite! Read More

    Wine review by analicialp

  •  Not necessarily. Cava is made the same way Champagne is. Then it follows, or can follow, the Spanish aging requirements so that you can get reserve Cava or Gran Reserve Cava. Those are very much like Champagne and they can age for years. The grapes used are not Pinot Noir or Chardonnay, so they differ in that respect, but you don't get a lot of... Read More

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  • Marco Negri Moscato Moscato d'Asti 2009


    Very smooth wine. Great for just sitting around having a glass while chatting with friends. Read More

    Wine review by Belcher

  • Mondoro Moscato Moscato d'Asti 2009


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    Wine review by jonas turner

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