Moscato d’Asti is a white sweet and slightly sparkling wine from Piedmont (not to be confused with “Asti spumante”), vinified using white Moscato grapes in purity, in the provinces of Alessandria, Asti and Cuneo.
The wine we’re about to taste is the Moscato d’Asti D.o.c.g. 2011, produced by the Boasso family in their farm in Serralunga d’Alba, Cuneo.
Pale yellow in colour with light golden reflections, it presents that typical sweet taste of the Moscato but aromatic and rightly alcoholic (5.5 degrees) at the same time.
Its typical fruity and floreal bouquet remembers lemons, yellow peach, sage and almond.
The taste is sweet, nicely fresh and aromatic. With a middle alcohol level of 5,5%, it has to be served cold at 4-6 degrees in the right glass called flute, in order not to generate too much foam and keep the right effervescence.
Being a young wine, it must be consumed within two years from its production.
The best gastronomic combination to sweet wines is with desserts and pastries in general, just to allow a valid mutual exaltation of tastes.
We can then combine it with all kind of desserts (fresh and dry pastries) such as a zuppa inglese (trifle) or a soft hazelnut cake but, if you dare to try, taste it with cold cuts (perfect with prosciutto crudo) and middle aged cheese.
Joe, torinese D.o.c., annata 1981, si appassiona fin da giovanissima
alle gioie del palato scoprendo, grazie ai nonni, il buon vino e la cucina della sua terra.
Amante della buona compagnia, preferisce coltivare ed intrattenere i suoi affetti intorno ad una tavola sostanziosa, che sia quella della piola o dell'osteria più raffinata oppure, meglio ancora, se di casa propria.
Si diletta volentieri in cucina, sperimentando sempre nuovi e originali accostamenti enogastronomici.
Nel 2006, data la profonda passione per la Vitis Vinifera e la sua linfa, decide di diventare un Sommelier presso l'Associazione
F.i.s.a.r., in parole povere, beve e studia per quasi due anni fino al conseguimento del diploma finale, ottenuto fieramente in seguito a lunghe ed estenuanti degustazioni.
Joe is from Turin, Italy. She started loving good wine and food since she was very young, discovering the joys of the palate, thanks to her grandparents.
She has always liked entertaining friends and her loved ones around a well stocked table, full of delicious dishes.
She is pretty happy in the kitchen as she likes trying new and original eno-gastonomical pairings.
In 2006, due to her deep love for wines, she became a Sommelier (wine taster) with the "F.i.s.a.r". association.
In short, she studied hard and drank wines for two years in a row until she got the final diploma, obtained after long and exhausting tastings.
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