Moscato, Pinot Grigio, and Riesling make up the three most-searched wines in America, The Waycroft dixit. Grand View Research stated that online retail sales of low-alcohol wines such as Moscato grew exponentially during the pandemic. Hence, for Latinas Wine Club, it is a joyful moment that, on the rise of one of the most consumed and misunderstood grapes and Italian Wines of all time, we have chosen to celebrate our anniversary fiesta with Moscato D’ Asti DOCG.
This Fiesta is the perfect example of being true to our mission to educate, elevate, and empower through wine. Latinas are an essential part of the Moscato consumers we know have often had Moscato from commercial brands available. However, during our Fiesta, to be celebrated September 30th, 2023, in lower east Manhattan, and through actual practical and enjoyable flavor profiles of Moscato D’ Asti DOCG and Asti Spumante DOCG paired with unique antipasti and bites curated by Chef Andrew Kelly, we will rethink and rediscover Moscato D’ Asti DOCG. We applaud and give thanks for the kindness and support of Consortium Moscato D’ Asti DOCG.
What is Moscato Bianco?
Moscato is a highly versatile grape used to make Moscato d’Asti, a popular style that many commercial brands try to emulate and the reason for the recent Moscato boom.
Moscato’s popularity can be attributed to its approachable taste and low alcohol content, making it a perfect entry-level wine for beginners. However, it is unfortunate that many wine snobs dismiss Moscato as a low-quality wine despite its unique and endearing qualities. Don’t let their opinions discourage you from trying Moscato and discovering its delightful flavors.
Grand View Research reports that in 2022, Moscato Bianco was the most popular type of wine, accounting for the highest revenue share at 36.9%. This type of wine has been farmed for over 800 years and is considered the noblest of the Moscato family. It’s also the variety used to make Moscato d’Asti, a popular style that many commercial brands try to emulate, and the reason for the recent Moscato boom. Moscato Bianco is the most widely grown Moscato grape, with around 11,500 hectares under vine, making it Italy’s seventh most commonly planted white grape. Consumers prefer Moscato Bianco because it is the most established Moscato wine variety available.
How do you identify a Moscato D’ Asti DOCG?
Moscato Bianco is a grape that grows well in various regions worldwide. However, the Moscato D’Asti DOCG can only be produced in the Piedmont area of Northern Italy. This unique and aromatic wine traces its origins to the Moscato Bianco grape, which is cultivated in 51 different townships across the Asti, Alessandria, and Cuneo provinces. The Asti Spumante and Moscato D’Asti are two wines with the same irresistible aromatic profile.
As with any other DOCG-quality Italian wine, be on the lookout for the seal that certifies it is a wine approved by the Consortium Moscato D’Asti DOCG.
About the Consortium Moscato D’Asti DOCG
The Consorzio per la Tutela dell’Asti is officially founded, on 17 December, 1932. In response to the passing of the 1930 Law on “Typical Wines,” representatives of the big spumante makers, heads of smaller wineries, landowners, and estate owners, from Canelli to Mango and from Trezzo Tinella to Santo Stefano Belbo, met at the Town Hall in Asti to form the body that would promote and valorize Moscato Bianco grapes and the wines made from them, “Asti.”
More information: https://www.astidocg.it/en/
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