Astoria Moscato Malvasia is rich pink in color with small soft bubbles. Delicate aromas of strawberries, raspberries, and violets lead into juicy berry flavors with a hint of honey, finishing with a delightful sweetness.
Pairs well with fresh fruit, strong cheeses, fresh berry tortes and sorbet or simply on its own..
14% Malvasia Rosso
Vineyard & Winemaking Notes
Grapes are sourced from premium hillside vineyards located in the Piedmont region of Northwestern Italy. With a mild climate this region is perfect for producing bright, aromatic wines bursting with lush fruit flavors. The grapes are harvested by hand in small lots. A soft pressing occurs and the juice is placed in stainless steel tanks for a brief cold maceration. Cold maceration and storage of the Moscato and Malvasia juice take place separately in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks which preserve the delicate aroma and flavor of the grapes. Before primary fermentation is complete, the juice of both grapes is blended together and placed in a pressurized tank where secondary fermentation takes place, allowing it to become a sparkling wine.
Varietal: Moscato Rosa
Located in the northwest cuff of the “boot,” Piedmont is home to the famous Nebbiolo grape. Barolo and Barbaresco, two of the world’s great red wines, are made from Nebbiolo grapes in the Langhe hills around Alba. Both are DOCG wines named after the village in which it is produced. Less expensive red wines include Dolcetta, Barbera, and softer versions of Nebbiolo. White wines are less well known in Piedmont, but two interesting whites are Gavi, which is dry and fairly acidic, and Arneis, a medium-dry wine with a rich texture.