Moscato d'Asti is the world's only sparkling wine that's made using no refined sugar; only the grape's natural sugar is used.
The best expressions of Moscato d'Asti (like nearly any sparkling wine) will deliver the symmetry — the promise (nose) and fulfillment (mouth) — that professional tasters look for in sparkling wine
But the fact that so many writers reach for roughly the same descriptors gives us an indication that the common denominator of high-quality Moscato d'Asti is nearly always stone fruit and candied fruit.
This is yet another way that Moscato d'Asti represents an entirely unique style of winemaking and wine.
One of the things that a lot of people don't realize about sparkling wine and wine in general, for that matter, is that all wine contains sugar.
In the 19th century, when Asti growers developed their production method, the timing was impeccable: The world was thirsty for more sparkling wine and Piedmont was ready to give it to them!
The advent of Moscato d'Asti in the 1880s forever changed the way the world consumed and perceived sparkling wine
Moscato d'Asti soil types are part of what makes the wines so distinctive. Like nearly every set of official appellation regulations in Italy, the specifications...
As required by the Moscato d'Asti DOCG appellations regulations, all grapes for Moscato d'Asti must be grown on hillsides and in soil types that are typically found in those hills.
But among the sea of Moscato varieties there is none that rivals Moscato Bianco, otherwise known as Moscato di Canelli