Full Review

Saracco

Saracco
2018 Moscato d’Asti DOP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Piedmont Moscato d’Asti

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 6% RS: 7.5%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16.99
Best Buy

Saracco
2018 Moscato d’Asti DOP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Piedmont Moscato d’Asti

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 6% RS: 7.5%
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.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: honeycomb, summer peach, lilac, and lemon bar
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of candied pear, vanilla bean, creme caramel with roasted stone fruits, and mandarin orange segments in syrup
Sweetness Sweetness: Very Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sweet, vibrant Moscato with great depth of flavor; serve with gusto.

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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.