In a nutshell:
A subtly sweet, lightly sparkling and low alcohol Moscato d'Asti from Piedmont in north west Italy.
These days it has a bit of a low profile but Moscato d'Asti was once Italy's best selling sparkling wine before the emergence of Prosecco. This is quite a different style of wine though, having a honeyed sweetness, bright aromatics, a modest level of alcohol and gentle sparkle. While certainly a fun wine it's nonetheless very well made. After pressing it's left on its skins for a while before fermentation which is halted at the right point to achieve the desired level of sweetness and it's bottled in the November following harvest. The result is a wine packed full of flavour, zesty with lots of rich, ripe fruits - red apple, peach, nectarine and mandarin orange and really well balanced, so there's a nice clean refreshing finish.
When to drink:
Playful and enjoyable and with plenty of interest, it's great with cakes and desserts.
Suitable for Vegans