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Vietti Moscato d'Asti 750ml  
Sku: 33665
Often overlooked when pairing wine for a special meal, dessert wines offer a range from fortified “stickies” (think Port) to such lighter and more delicate wines – such as the increasingly p ...more
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Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub-Region: Moscato d'Asti
Grape Varietal: Muscat Blanc A Petits Grains
Type: Sparkling
 
Reg. $15.99

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Pale yellow in color and slightly "frizzante”, thisMoscato d'Asti has intense aromas of peaches, rose petals and ginger. On the palate it is delicately sweet with modest acidity, good balance and a finish of fresh apricots.

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Often overlooked when pairing wine for a special meal, dessert wines offer a range from fortified “stickies” (think Port) to such lighter and more delicate wines – such as the increasingly popular, gently effervescent wines of northern Italy’s Piedmont sub-region – Asti. Vietti’s Luca Currado has fashioned a pale yellow beauty – creamier than most – scented with peach and rose petal. Peach continues on the palate with hints of apricot on the crisp finish. Food match for this “summer in a bottle”: creamy pastry (cannoli), fruit and cheese boards.
Technical notes
Harvested from 35+ year old vines on the Vietti estate in Castiglione Tinella. Primary fermentation in stainless steel autoclave to preserve some natural CO2. Yeasts are added for a secondary fermentation in bottle.

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Based in Castiglione Falletto in Piedmont's Langhe wine region, the Vietti winery is owned by the family's fourth generation. In 1919 Mario Vietti made the first Vietti labeled wines. By mid-century Alfredo Currado married Mario's daughter and made a name for Vietti's single vineyard Barbera and Barolo. Alfredo was one of the first to select and vinify grapes from single vineyards, a radical concept at the time. He also put the varietal Arneis on the wine map and is recognized as the father of Arneis. In 1990, Luca Vietti joined the family business as winemaker after working at California's Simi Winery, Opus One, Long Vineyards and Bordeaux's Mouton-Rothschild. His innovative winemaking utilizes a unique combination of the modern and traditional. He eliminated equipment that measures acid and tannin levels in favor of a more intuitive approach. Vietti organically farms more than 25 single vineyards with vines up to 90 years of age. In 1970, the Viettis began an original artwork label program. This series was exhibited at New York's MoMA in 1996. The last six editions have been dedicated entirely to the Villero Riserva Barolo.