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
Best Buy
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 2017  Moscato dAsti DOCG
95 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Aromas of acacia, turkish delight, honeysuckle, and peaches in cream with a round, vibrant, very sweet medium body and a smooth, involved, medium-long baby’s breath, mango lassi, pineapple confection, poured fondant, and candied pear finish. A very sweet, completely delicious Moscato that drapes that palate in opulence.
95 points $16.99 Best Buy
Stella Rosa NV  Moscato dAsti
90 points
$12
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Floral, fruity aromas of honeycomb, dried apricots, ripe melons, honeysuckle, and baby’s breath with a round, crisp, effervescent, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length poached pear, white tea, allspice, and lime zest finish with no oak flavor. A heady and nectar-like Moscato with fine depth of flavor.
Awards: 2018 World Value Wine Challenge Best Value Moscato d'Asti
90 points $12 Best Buy
Saracco 2017  Moscato dAsti DOP
85 points
$16.99
White gold color. Aromas and flavors of pipi du chat and white peach with a syrupy, soft, cloying medium body and a smooth, brisk finish with nuances of tinned pears in syrup with no oak flavor. A very sweet moscato to pour atop sorbet.
Awards: '2018 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Sparkling Wine $20 and Under'
85 points $16.99