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Tintero Moscato d’Asti Sori Gramella

October 9, 2008

~14US, 100% Moscato d’Asti, Piedmont, Italy

Moscato d’Asti gets maligned as a syrupy-sweet bubbly brunch wine. I can’t say that I drink much of it – but this example bucks the trend and reveals a more serious (and seriously delicious) wine.

It poured clear and bubbly – like Crystal Pepsi – but the nose was filled with light floral and peach aromas. A little Mister Bubble soapiness popped up too. Light, sparkling, and effervescent on the palace, with a decent amount of sweetness –  but nothing out of whack in terms of acidic balance.

Short finish but overall a clean, pretty wine that would serve well as an aperitif, or lighter digestif. It may even pair well with some hard cheeses. It’s not going to change the world, but it will change some folks’ impression of Moscato d’Asti.

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