About Piedmont Sweet Wine

About Piedmont Sweet Wine
The most common dessert wines in Piedmont are slightly sparkling wines known as frizzante. The two most common are Moscato d'Asti and Braccheto d'Acqui. The former, made from the Moscato variety, has exotic aromas of orange blossom, peach and ginger and has a light sweetness with only 5.5% alcohol. The later, made from the Brachetto variety, is sort of the red counterpart of Moscato d'Asti. It has delicate flavors of strawberry and red cherry with notes od red flowers and has a touch of sweetness on the finish. It too has very low alcohol, checking in around 6%. These wines are meant for drinking within their first or second years and pair best with fresh fruit.

There are a handful of producers that also make a passito version of Moscato and Brachetto; these are richer on the palate with higher alcohol (12%; the Moscato passito in general is quite lush and is a tantalizing dessert wine with pastries and aged cheeses.

Top Picks for Piedmont Sweet Wine

Villa M 2020 Sweet White Piemonte DOC
86 points
A fruity, balanced sweet wine with succulent fruit flavors.
Villa M 2020 Sweet Red Brachetto
84 points
A sweet and simple berry-flavored sweet sparkler.
Villa M 2020 Sweet Rose Piemonte DOC
83 points
A fun off-dry rose sparkler for mimosas and patio parties.