Have you tried Asti & Moscato d’Asti?

18th March 2016

Have you tried Asti & Moscato d'Asti?

Asti (or Asti Spumante) is generally a light, sweet sparkling wine made in the Italian region of Piemonte and made using the charmat method (the same method as Prosecco, but not Champagne).

Asti was once considered a lower class sparkling wine, but thanks to its DOCG status, stricter laws have been introduced allowing quality wines to come to the forefront. Asti must be produced using only Moscato Bianco grapes grown in the designation zone.

Moscato d’Asti is made using the ripest Moscato Bianco grapes, but is only slightly fizzy (frizzante) compared to Asti (spumante).

So why not give one a try? Prosecco isn’t the only Italian fizz on the market! Asti offers a fresh, fruity taste at an affordable price. If you don’t mind paying slightly extra something finer and lighter, go for a Moscato d’Asti.


Shield Asti – Asda, £5.00

Sainsbury’s AstiSainsbury’s, £5.50

Tesco Asti Spumante Tesco, £5.25

San Leo Asti Waitrose, £9.99



Gancia AstiUvinum, £5.79
Delightfully packaged and a great price, this Asti is highly rated amongst the Uvinum customers.

Santero Asti Spumante  – KWM Wine £9.95

Riflessi Asti Spumante The Pip Stop, £10.49
“Deliciously sweet and sparkling in a most attractive twisted glass bottle.”


Ca’del Baio Moscato d’Asti Particella 101 2015Vinissmus £9.55

2014 Moscato d’Asti, Canelli, Cerutti, Cassinasco, Piedmont Berry Bros & Rudd, £12.95
“Delicate, sweet, yet fresh meringue-like, pretty, pure, white peach and grape flavours. Such refinement and light-as-a-feather drinkability!”

La Spinetta Moscato d’AstiSelfridges, £19.99
“full bodied, vibrant, fresh, delicately sweet, yet light. Sweet apple and pear combine with freshness and lively acidity.”


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