Cards of Wine

Moscato d'Asti (Italy)

Moscato d’Asti is a white wine from Asti in the Piemonte region of Italy.

Profile

Body
Sweetness
Fruit
Acidity

Flavors

Citrus. Muscat Grape.
Pear. Peach.
Nectarine. Honey.
Flowers. A hint of Herbs.

Food Pairing

Moscato can be served as a light apertif.

With antipasti:
Melon and Ham (Prosciutto).

Moscato is especially nice with the Dolci (the sweet after a meal).
Strawberries. (Yes!)
Not too sweet desserts: Fresh Fruit. Fruit Tarts. Panettone. Biscotti.

Serving temperatures:
6-8°C (43-46°F)

About

Moscato d'Asti is made from the Moscato grape and it also tastes Moscato. It is delicately sweet and only slightly frizzante (sparkling), so it can be sealed by a normal cork, unlike Champagne or Prosecco.

Moscato d'Asti vs. Asti Spumante

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.