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Moscato

Moscato is grown in the Piedmont region of Italy and is used to make Spumante or Frizzante, which can be luscious and sweet, or dry. The best of Piedmont’s white wines are made from Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, the highest quality grape in the Muscat family. One of the most important of these wines is the sparkling Asti DOCG, which is naturally sparkling and slightly sweet with a low level of alcohol. Another similar wine is the delicious, slightly sparkling Moscato d’Asti DOCG. Moscato d’Asti averages about 5% alcohol and usually has a distinct grape-like aroma in its youth.