Full Review

Risata

Risata
NV Moscato d’Asti DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Piedmont Moscato d’Asti

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 5.5% RS: 2.6%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12
Best Buy

Risata
NV Moscato d’Asti DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Piedmont Moscato d’Asti

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 5.5% RS: 2.6%
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of peach syrup, fruit cup syrup, sweet white flowers, and clover honey with a round, bright, spritzy, off-dry medium body and a breezy finish with accents of bellini, lemon lime soda, pineapple and melon, and white grape juice. Concentrated candied fruit that maintains enough acid for balance; an easy hit for a brunch option.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: peach syrup, fruit cup syrup, sweet white flowers, and clover honey
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of bellini, lemon lime soda, pineapple and melon, and white grape juice
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Concentrated candied fruit that maintains enough acid for balance; an easy hit for a brunch option.

The Producer or Importer

Prestige Beverage Group

The Producer or  Importer
2300 Pilot Knob Road
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
USA
1 651-649-5823

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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.