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 2020 Moscato dAsti Piemonte DOC
92 points
$16
Best Buy
Bright yellow straw color. Aromas of white flowers, apricots in syrup, guava, honey cake, and angel food cake with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, sweet full body and a smooth, complex, medium-long sugared peaches and wildflower honey finish with no oak flavor. Lovely balance and complex honied flavors shine in this great example of Piedmont’s Moscato d’Asti.
Awards: 2021 Best Moscato d'Asti
92 points $16 Best Buy
Risata 2019  Moscato dAsti DOCG
92 points
$14
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Floral aromas and flavors of peony flower patch, acacia and chestnuts honey, apricot puree, and pecan tree with a supple, tangy, effervescent, moderately sweet full body and a subtle, long finish displaying accents of peach sorbet, sultanas, and tangerine and melon sorbets with no oak flavor. An ebullient bubbly bursting with fresh, floral, fruit and honey flavors.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Sparkling Wine $15 and Under' Best Value Moscato dAsti Exceptional Value
92 points $14 Best Buy
Viola Rosa 2020  Moscato dAsti DOCG
89 points
$9
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Elegant aromas and flavors of honey on delicate crackers, peach gelee, honeydew melon, and pressed flowers with a satiny, vibrant, fizzy, sweet light body and a sleek, captivating, medium-long finish with notes of banana creme and lily with no oak flavor. A delicious and mouthwatering Moscato with an elegant style.
89 points $9 Best Buy
Saracco 2021  Moscato dAsti DOCG
88 points
$17
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of white flowers, apricot, honey, and ripe papaya with a satiny, effervescent, sweet light-to-medium body and a peppery, medium-length finish with overtones of sweet peach and hints of rainier cherry with moderate oak flavor. A sweet and candied Moscato with all manner of stone fruit and sweet honey accents.
Stella Rosa NV Orange Moscato Fior DArancio Colli Euganei DOCG
88 points
$25
Light gold color. Aromas of toasted hazelnuts, brioche, and apple butter with a round, crisp, spritzy, very sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, medium-long honey, ripe apricots, and floral citrus rind finish with no oak flavor. A very sweet, dessert-style Moscato that can be paired with nutty cookies or panna cotta with fruits.
Bella Bolle 2020  Moscato dAsti DOCG
88 points
$8
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of orange flower honey, pear tart, honeycrisp apples, and powdery florals with a vibrant, spritzy, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length lemon-ginger custard and lavender finish with no oak flavor. A juicy and nuanced Moscato d’Asti with distinctive complexity.
88 points $8 Best Buy
Saracco 2019  Moscato dAsti DOP
88 points
$16.99
Silvery emerald straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of fruit cup, honeysuckle, candied lemon, and peach blossom with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish that shows notes of pineapple cakes, apricot, and allspice. A fruity Moscato d’Asti with a nice balance of sweetness and acidity that hits the spot.
88 points $16.99
Luccio 2019  Moscato dAsti DOCG
88 points
$11
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of peach yogurt with granola, honeyed pears and herbs, and aloe with a supple, crisp, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish imparting notes of peach and apple sorbets, golden raisins, wheat grass, and chalk. A rock steady Moscato d’Asti with a nice earthy twang to balance the sweetness.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Sparkling Wine $15 and Under'
88 points $11 Best Buy
Ricossa 2021  Moscato dAsti DOCG
87 points
$14
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas of crisp apple, white flowers, honeycomb, and crumpets with a supple, bright, petillant, sweet light body and a smooth, crisp sweet melon, pineapple smoothie, honey, and white peach finish. A sweet palate pleaser for after-dinner indulgence.
87 points $14 Best Buy
Risata 2020 Moscato d Asti DOCG
87 points
$14
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of honey, peach candies, and beeswax with a satiny, bright, petillant, sweet medium body and a graceful, brisk finish that shows notes of apricots in syrup and peach lemonade with no oak flavor. A rich, sweet Moscato d’Asti dripping with peach and honey flavors.
87 points $14 Best Buy