Is made entirely from Moscato bianco grapes. Benefiting from the chalky soil and the microclimate typical of hilly areas. It has a characteristic musky flavour, well-balanced sweetness and acidity and moderate alcohol content. In recent years, ASTI producers have set an important new course, paving the way to expanding the range of Asti styles, based on different residual sugar levels from demi-sec to extra-brut.
The concentration of the precious aromatic substances (linalool) produced by the Moscato bianco berries peaks in the last few weeks before the grapes are harvested in early September. Harvesting is still accomplished by hand to keep the bunches whole and preserve the characteristic aroma of the grapes – factors that contribute to making ASTI DOCG the most widely consumed aromatic sparkling wine in the world.
Characterized by particularly fine and persistent beading, ASTI offers a fresh mouthfeel that makes it suitable as a full-meal wine. On the nose, one can appreciate a delicate floral (acacia, lavender, sage) and fruity (apple, pear, banana) bouquet.