About Piedmont Asti Spumante

About Piedmont Asti Spumante
Asti Spumante is Italy's largest producing appellation and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in southeastern Piedmont. Made from Moscato Bianco grapes (aka Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains in France), these sweet sparkling wines boast bountiful apricot, peach, and honey notes. Asti Spumante is usually 7-9.5% ABV, truly sparkling, and not to be confused with Moscato d'Asti which has a lower ABV and is only slightly sparkling ("frizzante").

Top Picks for Piedmont Asti Spumante

Acquesi NV Spumante Asti DOCG
94 points
$14
Best Buy
Brilliant straw color. Aromas of peach puree, fresh apricot, yellow apple, lime zest, and lemon candy with a satiny, lively, fizzy, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and an interesting, relaxed lemon curd, honeycomb, pineapple cola, mineral, and peach syrup finish with no oak flavor. An ethereal, delicious, and precisely balanced Sparkling Moscato; ready to pair with a fresh fruit and cream dessert - or replace dessert entirely.
94 points $14 Best Buy
Martini & Rossi NV Spumante Asti DOCG
92 points
$12.99
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Straw color. Fresh, attractive aromas and flavors of caramel corn and pound cake with peach sherbet with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, moderately sweet medium body and a seamless, elegant, long finish revealing notes of candied apricot, golden raisins, and orange blossom honey. A vibrantly delicious Moscato d’Asti that is sure to please.
Awards: '2019 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Sparkling Wine $15 and Under' Exceptional Value
92 points $12.99 Best Buy
Cinzano NV Cuvée Storica Asti DOCG
90 points
$10
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Yellow straw color. Aromas of jasmine, candied violets, elderflower, vanilla, and fresh cream with a supple, bubbly, very sweet medium-full body and a smooth, perplexing, fast pear, dried flowers, lemon peel, and fresh mint finish with no oak flavor. Candied fruit and florals combine in this Sangria-ready Asti Spumante.
90 points $10 Best Buy
Cuvage 2017 Millesimato Dolce Spumante Asti DOCG
90 points
$24
Yellow straw color. Aromas of orange zest, tangerine, lemon, pear blossom, elderflower, and banana chip with a round, crisp, bubbly, sweet medium body and a tingling, relaxed candied peach, candied apricot, and vanilla and cream finish with no oak flavor. A fun and fruity sparkler for long brunches.
Stella Rosa NV Moscato Asti DOCG
90 points
$18
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Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of peach blossoms, honeysuckle, apricot jam, and sweet apples with a satiny, vibrant, spritzy, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-long finish with notes of peach sorbet, raspberry sauce, and sweet honey cake with no oak flavor. An effortlessly drinkable Asti Spumante that charms and delights.
90 points $18 Best Buy
Gancia NV  Asti DOCG
88 points
$9
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Light yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of yellow peach, white flowers, orange blossom, and bitter apple skin with a satiny, soft, finely carbonated, moderately sweet medium body and a seamless, brief finish with touches of yellow apple, cherry cobbler, lemon lime soda, and lychee with no oak flavor. A pleasant bubbly to bookend a rich meal.
88 points $9 Best Buy
Mondoro NV  Asti DOCG
88 points
$13
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Yellow straw color. Aromas of candied apple, floral hops, canned peach, and cantaloupe with a supple, lively, bubbly, very sweet light body and a medium-to-long orchard blossom, canned peach, wet rock, and fresh squeezed lemons finish. A sweet and tangy everyday white; pair with spicy salsa.
88 points $13 Best Buy