Cards of Wine

Moscato d'Asti (Italy)

Moscato d’Asti is a sweet white wine from Asti in Piemonte

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Pear
Pear
Peach
Peach
Nectarine
Nectarine

Grapes
Grapes
Honey
Honey
Flowers
Flowers
Herbs
Herbs

Citrus, Pear, Peach, and Moscato Grape flavors are typical for Moscato d'Asti.

Hints of Flowers and Herbs.

Profile

Moscato d'Asti is Sweet, Fresh and Flavorful:

SUGARSweet
BODYLight
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYLow
Serving temperature:
6-8°C (43-46°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Meditation
Aperitif
Strawberries
Strawberries
Fruit
Fruit
Dried Fruit
Dried Fruit

Melon
Melon
Cantucci
Biscuits
Panettone
Panettone
Cheese
Cheese

Moscato can be served as a light apertif.

In Piemonte it is served with fruit and Dolci (the dessert).

Pairing Suggestions

Not too sweet desserts:
Strawberries !!!
Fresh Fruit. Dried Fruit.
Fruit Cake. Apple Pie. Panettone.
Biscuits. Cantucci.

Other Excellent Pairing:
Melon and Ham (Prosciutto).

About Moscato d'Asti

Moscato d'Asti is made from the Moscato grape and it also tastes Moscato grape.

It is delicately sweet and only slightly frizzante (sparkling), so it can be sealed by a normal cork, unlike Champagne or Prosecco.

Moscato DOCG

Moscato d’Asti is often confused with Asti Spumante.

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 (Piedmont)

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.

Piemonte

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:

  • Asti (Barbera d'Asti)
  • Langhe (Nebbiolo, Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera di Alba, Dolcetto, Roero)
  • Monferrato (Barbera del Monferrat, Nizza, Cortese di Gavi)
  • North (Gattinara, Ghemme)

Piemonte has 17 DOCG regions: