This wine has a yellow colour and it is characterised by an intense aromatic power, which reminds matured grapes, its taste is very sweet and it has a low alcoholic content and delicate fragrance, which is the result of the pure white muscatel vinification and it comes in two types: “Asti Spumante” and “Moscato d’Asti”. The first one is a sparkling wine with a delicate perlage, with an alcoholic content included between 7 and 9.5%; while the second is still and sometimes it can have an alcoholic content included berween 4.5 and 6.5%, it is sweeter thanks to the fermentation of the sugar contained in its grapes.
Area of production
It is produced in 52 municipalities in the provinces of Alessandria, Asti and Cuneo, in the latter is produced in the following places: Camo, Castiglione Tinella, Cossano Belbo, Mango, Neive, Neviglie, Rocchetta Belbo, Serralunga d’Alba, Santo Stefano Belbo, Santa Vittoria d’Alba, Treiso, Trezzo Tinella, Castino, Perletto and in the hamlets of Como and San Rocco Seno d’Elvio.
Moscato vine has been, with no doubts, the fisrt wine cultivated thanks to its frangrance and its sweetness. The ancient vine has been modified during the centuries and it has been interpreted in different ways from place to place. In the Langhe and Monferrato areas, it has been cultivated since 1200, whereas the first documented mention was about the selling of “moscatello” dates to 1593. The “Consorzio per la tutela dell’Asti” was founded on 17th December 1932 and it was officially recognised in 1934. Its aim was to ward the “Asti wine” production, defining a specific area, method and vine of production. Its first name was Consorzio per la Difesa dei Vini Tipici Moscato d’Asti Spumante e Asti Spumante”.