Asti Spumante is a sparkling white Italian wine from Piemonte.
The main grape is Moscato Bianco.
Orange, Peach, Apricot, and Moscato Grape flavors are typical for Asti Spumante.
Notes of Perfume, Flowers (Acacia / Jasmine), Honey, and Minerals.
Asti Spumante wines are Sweet, Fruity, and Acidic:
Asti Spumante can be served as a light apertif.
In Piemonte it is served with fruit and Dolci (Dessert).
Not too sweet desserts:
Fresh Fruit. Strawberries !!!
Dried Fruit. Glaced Fruit.
Fruit Cake. Panettone. Lemon Cake.
Apple Pie (with Cream).
Salted Nuts. Biscuits. Cantucci.
Pudding. Hazelnut Desserts.
Charcuterie. Salted and Cured Meat.
Other Excellent Pairing:
Melon and Ham (Prosciutto).
Asti Spumante is often confused with Moscato d’Asti.
Both are DOCG wines made from the same grapes in the same area. However, Moscato d’Asti is frizzante (slightly fizzy or semi-sparkling) as opposed to the fully sparkling Asti Spumante.
Moscato d’Asti has more delicate flavors and lower alcohol than Asti Spumante.
Piemonte has been an important wine province since Roman times. The area is influenced both culturally and climatically by the Alps in the north, and the Ligurian coast in the south.
Cortese di Gavi
Terre Alfieri Arneis
Nebbiolo (the power of the Barolo and Barbaresco) is the most famous grape of Piemonte, followed by the red grapes Barbera and Dolcetto.
For whites, Cortese and Arneis are the most popular grapes.
For dessert, the off-dry, sparkling Moscato d'Asti is the queen.
The most important wine regions are:
Piemonte's DOCG regions:
Alcohol can be addictive. Drink in moderation.
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