La Morandina Moscato d’Asti 2017 is a stunning frizzante (semi-sparkling) wine, considered a dessert wine but also great with Asian cuisine and cheeses. Fun, festive and full of sweet flavor, this is a white wine sparkler that can start a party, make a brunch or wrap its vino versatility around your favorite confections.
Light yellow with green hues. Fine perlage. Fresh and fragrant, with hints of orange blossom, gardenia and aromatic herbs.
On the palate, fresh and flavoursome, notes of mint and sage on the finish.
Moscato d’Asti is sweet with a low level of alcohol and is considered a dessert wine. Pair it with anything sweet. Also, pair it with your favorite Chinese fare, whether with meat or vegetarian. It goes well with appetizers and fish. Serve chilled.
Moscato d’Asti has Italy’s top DOCG wine classification and is made with Moscato Bianco (aka Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains) – a grape that’s a thousand years (or so) older than Cabernet Sauvignon.
Moscato d’Asti is a frizzante (semi-sparkling) wine, from the region of Piedmont in northwest Italy. Moscato bianco grapes make a low alcohol wine which can range in styles from dry to semi-sweet and dessert. By law, the wine can only have a maximum of 5.5% alcohol. This is obtained by halting the fermentation by chilling the wine to almost freezing temperatures.
Traditionally, it was only a wine which winemakers made for themselves as a light-alcoholic drink enjoyed at lunchtime so the workers would not get drunk and tire out. Later in the day, it was served as a digestif after multi-course meals.
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