Wine Tasting Note:  Bartenura, Moscato d'Asti 2013

Wine Region: Asti, Italy
My Rating: 4.8 out of 5
Varietal:  Moscato

Moscato, also known as Muscat, is a highly aromatic grape variety that thrives in the Piedmont region of Italy, among other places around the world.  This wine is made from the Moscato Bianco grape, also known as Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains.  This varietal is known for its sweet flavors of peaches and orange blossom and is often used to make light-bodied, low-alcohol wines with a touch of spritz. The most famous of these is Moscato d’Asti, a semi-sparkling, lightly sweet wine that is low in alcohol and incredibly fragrant. Moscato wines are typically best consumed young to preserve their fresh and fruity characteristics.

About the Wine Maker: Bartenura Winery

Bartenura is a well-respected winery that has been producing wines in Italy with love and dedication. Their wines are made from the finest grapes Italy has to offer, and they have a reputation for creating wines that pair perfectly with food and friends. Their iconic Moscato in its stunning blue bottle is a testament to their commitment to quality and style.

Wine Region Details: Asti, Italy

The Bartenura Moscato d’Asti 2013 hails from the renowned wine region of Asti in Piedmont, Italy. This region is famous for its sweet Moscato wines, with a history of winemaking that dates back centuries.

Original  Wine Tasting Note:

Bright golden yellow color; fine and delicate floral, spice, exotic fruit, orange zest, peach, green apple aromas; light- to medium-bodied with crisp, mineral flavors; dry, zesty finish. Grapes are picked by hand to select the best fruit. Soil type: Morainic and Volcanic. After a soft pressing, a short period of maceration, and a short static decantation. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel, then a short Charmat method process for two months. In the end, the wine is chilled, filtered, and bottled using isobaric method. Between two lands, this stony fertile landscape is home to this amazing grape. The winery has always been devoted to customer needs and committed to the care of the environment. Founded in 1899 in Camposampiero, Padova, by grandfather John Piera father of Mario Piera. Mario helped expand the company, making it known to the Italian market, and was instrumental in making it an international brand. 

Wine Pairing Suggestions:

The Bartenura Moscato d’Asti 2013, with its sweet and fruity profile, pairs wonderfully with a variety of dishes. It’s a perfect match for desserts like peach cobbler or apple tart, but it can also complement spicy Asian cuisine or rich, creamy cheeses.

Visual  Inspection:

The Bartenura Moscato d’Asti 2013 presents a pale straw color with a slight fizz that is characteristic of Moscato d’Asti wines. The wine’s clarity is excellent, indicating a well-made wine.

Swirl &  Smell the Wine:

On the nose, this wine offers delightful aromas of ripe peaches, nectarines, and a hint of orange blossom. There’s also a subtle note of honey, adding complexity to the bouquet.

Taste the  Wine:

On the palate, the Bartenura Moscato d’Asti 2013 is sweet, but not overly so. The flavors of ripe stone fruits come through, balanced by refreshing acidity. There’s a slight fizziness that adds to the wine’s charm.

Evaluate the  Finish:

The finish of this wine is pleasantly sweet and lingering, with the fruity flavors persisting in the mouth long after the wine is gone.

Final Thoughts

This wine-tasting note is intended to help novice wine drinkers better understand and appreciate the intricacies of wine. The Bartenura Moscato d’Asti 2013 is a delightful example of a sweet, fruity wine that is enjoyable on its own or paired with a variety of dishes. Enjoy the journey of wine exploration!


Maximilian D. Lucena

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