Wine Advocate #203.Oct 2012. Reviewer : Antonio Galloni. The 2011 Moscato d’Asti comes across as a little compact next to some of the other top wines of the year. Stylistically, this is a Moscato built on energy and texture rather than overt richness. Drink: 2012 - 2013.
- Country: Italy
- Wine Area: Asti
- Wine Maker: Aldo Vajra
- Grape Percentage: 100% Moscato/Muscat
- Alcohol Percentage: 5.5
- Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Pale yellow, with a delicate fizz, persistent and creamy. Aromas of stone fruit - apricots and peach - with citrus, followed by herbal notes. The palate is semi-sweet and lightly frothing. A soft, fresh mousse expands in the mouth to display a lively peach and apricot character and a clean, fresh finish. Excellent accompaniment to cake or fruit based desserts.
Issue: Oct 31, 2012. Refined and fresh, with ripe apricot, pineapple and mango flavors. Features fine texture and balance. Drink now. 1,600 cases made. –AN.
Jan 12. By Stephen Tanzer. Bright, pale lemon-yellow. Pure, perfumed aromas and flavors of peach, fresh apricot, mint and flowers. Sweet, rich and tactile, with complex fruit, floral and honey flavors energized by citrus zest acidity. It's hard to scrape this unflagging wine off the palate, not that you'd want to. The best examples of northwest Italy's frothy, sweet, low-alcohol sparkling wine can be habit-forming: I dare you to stop with just one glass. (ST)
The grapes were left to mature on the vine until well-ripe, then hand-picked and manually sorted in September. Soft pressing was followed by cold settling. Fermentation lasted for a week in stainless steel tanks at 14°C. There was no skin contact. Unoaked, the wine was held in temperature controlled stainless steel tank to retain freshness until bottling.