Canti - White D.O.C.G. Sparkling Wine, Moscato d'Asti 5,5%, Italian Grape Variety from Piemonte, Fruity and Sweet Taste, 1x750 ml

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Canti - White D.O.C.G. Sparkling Wine, Moscato d'Asti 5,5%, Italian Grape Variety from Piemonte, Fruity and Sweet Taste, 1x750 ml

Canti - White D.O.C.G. Sparkling Wine, Moscato d'Asti 5,5%, Italian Grape Variety from Piemonte, Fruity and Sweet Taste, 1x750 ml

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Different theories place the origins of Muscat in Oman and that it took its name from the city of Muscat, located on the coast of the Gulf of Oman. Another theory suggests Muscat was named after the Greek Moschato city, located in Attica, Southwest of the capital Athens. Besides, Moschato is a common synonym in Greece for dessert wines made from Muscat. How to Pronounce Moscato d’Asti? As to d’Asti, it is composed of two separate words. The first is di, and the second is Asti. But when together, they make a continuous word. To pronounce d’Asti, emphasize the first syllable: Appreciated by wine experts and amateurs alike, a glass of Moscato d’Asti wine is pleasant to drink on its own as an aperitif and pairs well with light fruity desserts. Characteristics of Moscato d’Asti Technical information Sweetness

The Moscato d’Asti wine-making zone is located in a hilly area south of Asti town, in Piedmont, northwestern Italy. It covers about 50 communes of the Alessandria, Asti, and Cuneo provinces. The zone’s eastern edge sees the Bormida River, which flows past Acqui Terme. There, Moscato vines grow next to Dolcetto and Brachetto vines used to produce Dolcetto d’Acqui and Brachetto d’Acqui respectively. Its eastern side is marked by Serralunga d’Alba village, where there are plenty of Nebbiolo vineyards.The aromatic Riesling wine has a delightful aroma of orchard fruits such as pears and apricots, golden colour apples and nectarines, with a hint of jasmine. It is high in acidity, and the only wine in this list without the sparkling character. If you enjoy Moscato d’Asti but are looking a wine that isn’t sparkling, this is the wine for the occasion. Just like Moscato d’Asti, it suits equally well as an accompaniment to spicy dishes. In Piedmont, where Moscato d’Asti comes from, the locals drink red wine almost exclusively while eating. In fact, the thought of serving Moscato d’Asti with savory foods seems outrageous to them. However, across the world, we see Moscato d’Asti combined with international cuisines and a variety of different dishes, from seafood to poultry-based courses.

Both wines are subject to the same controls and DOCG status, which increases the quality and protects the product – so do try out both for your next Sunday lunch! The best Moscato d’Asti wines The Moscato d’Asti characteristics concentrate around a gentle fizziness and a subtle, pleasant semi-sweetness. On top of that, Moscato d’Asti displays pronounced floral fragrances and notes of stone fruit and grape juice, as well as a creamy finish with lingering passion fruit sensations. Moscato wines from the area of Asti have their homeland in Canelli, a small town close to the Langhe wine region where the production of a sparkling wine from the Charmat/Martinotti method started in the nineteenth century.

An interesting note about this wine is that it is almost exclusively produced in small wineries and comes in a limited number of batches. The variety is characterized by small grains that ripen early and need continuous care, which only adds to the exclusivity of Moscato d’Asti. The same grape is used for the production of various other wine styles: dry and light, sweet and sparking, or rich dessert wines with honey flavors. The wine is best served chilled, no question. The perfect temperature to serve Moscato d’Asti is at 45 to 55°F (7-10°C). When chilled, the sparkler gets even more refreshing and aromatic, as the pronounced mellowness is gentler on the tongue, without being overbearing. In addition, by far, the ideal glassware for Moscato d’Asti is flute glass. Wine experts suggest that the glass shape enhances the aromatic fragrances of the Moscato d’Asti and encourages the flow of the racy bubbles. The flute is also tall, easy-to-hold, and thin, radiating elegance and pure sophistication. Flawless!

Love sweet wines? So do we! Here are 9 sweet wines that prove this style is not just a phase for beginners. Similarly, in Greek, Muscat is translated as ‘moskos’ meaning a sweet-smelling aroma, Latin ‘muscus’ (moss), and French ‘musc’ (an intense smell). In Italy, there is the Italian word ‘mosca’ that means fly. It could be related to Muscat because the Muscat grapes have a sweet aroma and very high sugar levels, so they attract fruit flies. The Moscato d’Asti pronunciation is not challenging, even for non-native Italian speakers. Learning how to pronounce it is pivotal, however, especially when seeking to join wine-tasting circles. You can find several helpful audio and video examples of how to pronounce Moscato d’Asti online. There are three syllables in Moscato, and the emphasis falls on the second syllable. Phonetically, Moscato looks like this: Moscato d’Asti is a sweet sparkling wine without autolytic properties so it doesn’t detract from the fruitiness of Muscat. Serve it as an aperitif or as a palate cleanser after dinner. Or sip it poolside when the sun is high in the sky. The Asti MethodMoscato d’Asti translates into sweet (wine) from Asti. Undoubtedly, therefore, the wine has been named after the Muscat grapes used to produce it. The origins of Muscat are challenging to pinpoint, as there are several theories about the origins of the Muscat name. The most common one suggests that Muscat derives from the Persian word ‘muchk’. Colli Tortonese Moscato DOC: A minimum of 85% Moscato Bianco (aka Muscat Blanc) from the far eastern side of Piedmont. Moscato d’Asti was classified a DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) in 1993. DOCG status certifies a wine comes from a specific place, is made in a specific way, and uses Italy’s classic grapes. Of the Italian wine classification tiers, DOCG is the highest. (There are 4 tiers in all.) And, it’s a pretty exclusive group; there are just 78 DOCGs in Italy. Bursting with bright peach and white blossom notes, sky high acidity, light effervescence, and sweetness that lies perfectly in balance. Moscato with cheeses and quince, a fruit salad drizzled with maple syrup, or even for breakfast in lieu of that mimosa… an iconic producer, Michele Chiarlo makes Nivole, a single vineyard expression of pure joy in a perfectly sized 375mL bottle. Cin cin!” It takes its name from the town of Asti, where vineyards perch on the surrounding hills. Asti lies only a few miles from more renowned Alba (which is smaller, but is well-known for being the blessed town of Barbaresco, Barolo, hazelnuts and white truffles) on the Tanaro River, in the heart of Monferrato wine region.



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