• Jon Jefferson

    I wonder if they pull any of the ice out of the vats before fermenting? This would leave more sugar for the yeast to feast upon, creating a higher alcohol and sweeter wine.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Jon, That’s a good question. I’lll let Stefano answer that for you as he is the d’Asti expert. :-).

  • Cheryl Therrien

    Love the look of that bottle! If the wine tastes as good as it looks, they have a winner. :)

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Cheryl, It does. it is also a very popular wine at one of my wine stores because it’s that good. :-)

  • Homejobs Bymom

    I love that bottle. The blue is so pretty! And thanks for teaching me about Moscato. At my grandmother’s 80th birthday party there was a mixed up with that wine. I had never heard of it before then.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Krystle, I love the bottle too. What did you have for you grandmother’s birthday? I would love to hear more. :-)

  • Stefano Poggi

    Hello Susan,

    I can see you are into educating your readers, which is awesome. A couple quick notes, as Italian viticultural law can get quite hard to decipher, especially in Italian legalese:

    1. Moscato is ALWAYS 100% Moscato Bianco but only USUALLY from ASTI – there are actually a number of communes the grapes can come from and most of them are indeed in Asti, though there are some notable exceptions, like in Serralunga d’Alba – yup, in Barolo, which is where many of the best Moscato d’Asti’s come from.

    2. We now mostly gently press the grapes.

    3. The must is fermented at low, controlled temperatures for an extended period and then at 4.5 – 6.5% alcohol per wine it is chilled quickly to stop the fermentation and eventually bottled.

    Homejobs Bymom & Cheryl – interesting side-note, it was only a couple years ago that blue bottles were allowed to be used for Moscato d’Asti as most traditional producers used clear, green, or yellowish bottles. It is due to the success of Moscato in general and newer wines like Risata that blue bottles were allowed.

    Jon Jefferson – wine is fermented first and then chilled. Alcohol has to be between 4.5% – 6.5% by law


    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Stefano, Thank you for your information. I love hearing about a wine form a knowledgeable source of which you are one. Come back anytime to add your knowledge to the conversation. :-)

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    I would buy this one simply due to the blue bottle, and I can imagine it would not disappoint. I’ve been collecting blue bottles ever since I went to Greece.

  • Alex Marie

    I love moscato d’asti my absolute go to summer wine. Need to try this one out thanks for the write up gonna have to pick it up next time I’m at bevmo.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Alex and welcome, Then you will love this Moscato d”Asti. It has the makings of being a standard on my go to wine list.

  • BeaSempere

    I used to drink dry wines, but I’m beginning to enjoy Rose and dessert wines. Even though I’m not so much of a sweet drinker, these wines are great for the summer. I’ll have to put this one on my list. :)

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Bea, Welcome. I still enjoy a dry red wine but have been expanding my horizons. This one is particularly good chilled on a hot spring or summer day. :-)

  • Julie

    This does sound good. I love the info from Stefano. The blue bottle has my vote too.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Julie, It is that. When you try it let me know what you think. :-)

  • Ann Odle

    I think I’d buy this one just because of the beautiful bottle; I’ve seen it before but haven’t tried it yet. One of my faves for summer is from Ironstone Vineyards and is called Symphony–its moscato-like, and delicious; but I’ll put this one on my must-try list

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Ann, When it was recommended it was resistant because of the blue bottle (even though I loved it). I love not only the bottle but what’s inside as well, a winning combination for sure. Ironstone has some great wines. I have yet to try their Symphony. :-)

  • Debra Yearwood

    My list of wines to try when next I’m in the U.S. is getting longer all the time. I cannot find that wine here, but I am intrigued enough to try a different Moscato d’Asti, sounds like a great summer treat served cold.

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