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.