About Piedmont Moscato dAsti

About Piedmont Moscato dAsti
Moscato d'Asti from Italy's Piedmont region has become a huge sales success over the past decade. Produced from the Moscato grape, the wine is slightly sparkling (frizzante), so there is a slight "pop" when the cork is removed.

Displaying aromas of peach, apricot, orange blossom and often ginger, this is a light dessert wine with an alcohol level of only 5.5%. The wine has a light-to-medium sweetness (typically an RS of 7-12%) to it and is a delight on its own or with fresh strawberries or peaches. It is rare to find a bad Moscato d'Asti, as even the simplest versions are quite pleasing, it is produced by large companies as well as small, artisanal producers. Consume in its first year to enjoy its zesty fruitiness.

Top Picks for Piedmont Moscato dAsti

Saracco 2018  Moscato dAsti DOP
95 points
$16.99
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Straw color. Aromas and flavors of honeycomb, summer peach, lilac, and lemon bar with a crisp, very sweet fat body and a medium-length finish revealing notes of candied pear, vanilla bean, creme caramel with roasted stone fruits, and mandarin orange segments in syrup. A sweet, vibrant Moscato with great depth of flavor; serve with gusto.
95 points $16.99 Best Buy
Saracco 2018  Moscato dAsti DOP
94 points
$15.99
Best Buy
White gold color. Green, grassy aromas and flavors of tropical flowers and leaves, peach-pear compote, and honeyed herbs and spice with a round, vibrant, effervescent, sweet medium body and a sleek, nuanced, very long finish displaying notes of tropical fruit salad, orange and apricot sorbets, and wet sandstone. A robust, concentrated Moscato d’Asti with great fruity flavor and length.
Awards: '2019 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Sparkling Wine $20 and Under' Best Value Italian Wine Exceptional Value
94 points $15.99 Best Buy