Astoria Sparkling Moscato
90 Points BEST BUY GOLD MEDAL
"Pale golden straw color. Fruity aromas of honeyed peaches and golden apples with a crisp, effervescent fruity-sweet medium body and a long candied stone fruit, raisin, vanilla, and golden plum finish."
Beverage Testing Institute International Wine Championships 2012
Astoria Sparkling Moscato has very fine and persistent bubbles with straw yellow and greenish reflections. The wine is delicately sweet with a basis of fresh fruit flavors of peach, pear, and apricot balanced with gentle notes of white petals and sage. The finish is balanced and well rounded.
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 juice take place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks which preserve the delicate aroma and flavor of the grapes. Following primary fermentation, the juice is placed in a pressurized tank where secondary fermentation takes place, allowing it to become a sparkling wine.