All About Asti

Perhaps one word that truly captures the spirit of Italy and its Italians is ‘effervescent’,  so it’s no surprise some of their best wines come with a little bit of fizz. In Italy, there are two phrases used to describe sparkling wines: “frizzante”, for a wine that is only lightly sparkling, like the ever popular Prosecco, and “spumante”, for a more robust bubbly. While you can easily find Italian sparkling wine in every color, red, white or pink, we want to introduce you to the charms of one wine in particular: Asti.

Asti is a town in the southeastern part of the region of Piedmont, one of the premier winemaking regions in the country. Piedmont is renowned for its high quality grapes and numerous D.O.C.G. wines, the highest classification of quality, and Asti specifically for its sparkling white wines made with Muscat Blanc grapes. These highly aromatic wines, referred to as Moscato by Italians, are often sweeter and offer floral and fruity notes.

Italians love to pair these gorgeous wines with dessert, such as sponge cake, soufflé or strudel. Asti Spumante’s easy sipping elegance is the perfect wedding wine as it can be used to toast the happy couple and pairs perfectly with the cake. Uncork a bottle on a weekend and transform an average afternoon on the patio into an elegant celebration with family and friends.

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