The sweet wine par excellence in Italy is the Moscato d’Asti. It is a wine that obtained the denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin (DOCG) in 1993, after having been DOC since 1967.
It is produced in the south-eastern area of Piedmont, an area characterized by soft hills very suitable for growing grapes. Most of the places where Moscato d’Asti DOCG can be produced are, of course, in the province of Asti, with some exceptions in the neighboring provinces of Cuneo and Alessandria, for a total of 52 municipalities.
The word Moscato derives from the Latin “muscum” and means musk, indicating its special aromas. Its intense aroma is characteristic, it smells of yellow fruit, white flowers and sage. You can traditionally drink this wine with countless desserts such as fruit tarts, biscuits, strawberry desserts, but it is also suitable with savory and spicy dishes of Indian cuisine as well as with oysters and mussels.