Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Did You Know?... About Muscato di Asti

Muscato di Asti is a wine from the Asti region of Piemonte region of North Italy, made of from the Muscat grape. The Muscat grape makes sweet and floral wines, but the version from Asti is unique in that it is made in the bubbly spumante style. The region also produces Asti Spumante, but the Muscato di Asti is a DOC designation, and is made from the best grapes from the best vineyards of the region, and is sweeter, less alcoholic, and more fragrant. Because of its sweet and floral characteristics, along with its almost invisible bubbles, it can often be found as a dessert wine, to be enjoyed all by itself at the end of a meal.

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