Full Review

Saracco

Saracco
2017 Moscato d’Asti DOP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Dessert

Category: Piedmont Moscato d’Asti

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 6% RS: 7.5%
Sustainable Agriculture
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15.99

Saracco
2017 Moscato d’Asti DOP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Dessert

Category: Piedmont Moscato d’Asti

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 6% RS: 7.5%
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of fruit cup, honeysuckle, and apricots in syrup with a syrupy, bright, frothy, sweet light-to-medium body and an effortless, medium-length watermelon candy and orange blossom finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A very sweet Moscato that would be a great choice for pouring atop fruits or sorbet.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: fruit cup, honeysuckle, and apricots in syrup
Taste Flavor: watermelon candy and orange blossom
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peach Sorbet, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very sweet Moscato that would be a great choice for pouring atop fruits or sorbet.

The Importer

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Piedmont Moscato dAsti

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
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.