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 2018  Moscato dAsti DOP
94 points
$15.99
Best Buy
White gold color. Green, grassy aromas and flavors of tropical flowers and leaves, peach-pear compote, and honeyed herbs and spice with a round, vibrant, effervescent, sweet medium body and a sleek, nuanced, very long finish displaying notes of tropical fruit salad, orange and apricot sorbets, and wet sandstone. A robust, concentrated Moscato d’Asti with great fruity flavor and length.
Awards: '2019 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Sparkling Wine $20 and Under' Best Value Italian Wine Exceptional Value
94 points $15.99 Best Buy
Saracco 2020 Moscato dAsti Piemonte DOC
92 points
$16
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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.
92 points $16 Best Buy
Risata 2019  Moscato dAsti DOCG
92 points
$14
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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
Saracco 2019  Moscato dAsti DOP
92 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of ripe peach, honey candies, orange flower water, and allspice with a velvety, vibrant, spritzy, sweet medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with accents of mango, pear, and tangerine juice. Intense palate-pleasing flavors of ripe fruits and honey intoxicate the senses in this concentrated Moscato D’Asti.
92 points $16.99 Best Buy
Saracco 2019  Moscato dAsti DOP
91 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of peach phosphate, mixed nut tart, cooked apples, and raisin bran with a supple, tangy, effervescent, very sweet medium body and an effortless, breezy finish imparting accents of apricot sherbet, apple candy, and pineapple sorbet with no oak flavor. A boldly expressive and vibrant Moscato d’Asti; tailor-made for desserts.
Awards: Exceptional Value
91 points $16.99 Best Buy
Viola Rosa 2020  Moscato dAsti DOCG
89 points
$9
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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
Bella Bolle 2020  Moscato dAsti DOCG
88 points
$8
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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
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