I can’t explain why, but lately I’ve been interested in Moscato wines. This came about as the result of a recommendation. To be more specific it was for Risata Moscato d’Asti.
When the weather starts to warm, I look for a chilled sweeter wine that has a bit of effervescence. I’m generally not a sweet wine drinker, but I do like it on occasion after working in my garden on a hot day.
Now let me tell you a bit about Risata Moscato d’Asti. This Moscato wine is produced by the Prestige Wine Group and comes from the Asti, the Piedmont wine region of Italy. The wine is obviously made from Moscato grapes grown in the town of Asti.
Moscato d’Asti wines, as a general rule, are composed of 75% or more of Moscato grapes. The grapes are harvested in the hilly region of Asti in Italy. To get the desired results for this wine, they crush and chill the grapes to almost freezing. It’s fermented and in stainless steel vats, and then bottled to capture the effervescence called vino frizzante.
The Piedmont (Piemonte) wine region is in the northwestern corner of Italy located in the foothills of the Alps bordering France and Switzerland. The location between the valley and the mountains makes it ideal for wine grape cultivation. This area is also one of Italy’s star culinary destinations, boosting fine wines, cheeses, and their much-celebrated white truffles.
“Risata Moscato d’Asti is fresh, fragrant, and frizzante with vibrant, flavors and aromas of ripe stone fruit, tangerines, and honey. The wine is concentrated and flavorful, but not overly rich or heavy; sweet, yet balanced. It pairs well with before dinner, after dinner, spicy dishes, tiramisu, panettone, toasted hazelnuts, apricots and figs drizzled with honey or cake.”
This Risata Moscato d’Asti was a delightfully light and refreshing wine that I certainly enjoyed on my patio. It was especially nice with our simple cheese board. It made for a nice end of the day experience for all.
You can find Risata Moscato d’Asti wine at amazon.com, totalwine.com, wine.com, bevmo.com, CostPlus/World Market and any good wine purveyor.
Time for a glass…
New to Disqus? Check out my tutorial