Moscato d’Asti is a white wine from Asti in the Piemonte region of Italy.
Citrus. Muscat Grape.
Flowers. A hint of Herbs.
Moscato can be served as a light apertif.
Melon and Ham (Prosciutto).
Moscato is especially nice with the Dolci (the sweet after a meal).
Not too sweet desserts: Fresh Fruit. Fruit Tarts. Panettone. Biscotti.
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 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.