Asti Spumante Tosti

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A pale straw colour with golden highlights. The sparkle is slight, lively and persistent. Delicate and highly aromatic on the nose, with a trace of fruit evoking wisteria and pear. Sweet on the palate, in line with the balance between the alcoholic content and the sugars produced by the grapes used.

1 x 75cl

Region: Piedmont

Grapes: Muscat Blanc

Abv: 7.5%

Prosecco, Italy’s famed sparkling wine, and the name of the white grape that is used to produce the bubbly itself, hails from the Veneto region, in the northeast of the Italian boot and it’s typically a fantastic value wine find – as versatile as it is economical. The dominant Prosecco producing towns are Valdobbiadene and Conegliano. A good prosecco will offer delicate fruit and enticing aromatics, lots of bubbles (spumante) or lightly-bubbled (frizzante) and usually lie on the dry to off-dry side of the style spectrum. More expensive bottles will add more fruit vigour, more balance and loads of high-intensity aromatics. On the palate you can expect Prosecco to deliver ripe assorted apple, pear, some citrus and often a dash of nutty almond flavouring.

Prosecco is made using the Charmat method, making these wines a first rate wine to drink young and fresh. In general, Prosecco yields lower alcohol levels than many of its still wine counterparts and is best consumed within 2 years of release. Prosecco has another claim to fame, as Venice’s popular Bellini cocktail is traditionally made with Prosecco and peach puree. If you are looking for a food-friendly, guest-friendly, easy-going, value-conscious, festive, sparkling white wine find – you will be hard pressed to do better than Italy’s popular Prosecco. Serve well-chilled.

Food Pairing Options:

Give Prosecco a go with Prosciutto, stuffed mushrooms, creamy sauces, almonds, seafood, fried fare, spicy Asian entrées and even potato chips or buttered popcorn. This is a very forgiving, food-friendly sparkling wine option.

Two centuries of grape harvests have made the history of Tosti. Since 1820Tosti has been producing still and sparkling wines, and is a family-run estate which has witnessed seven generations of the Bosca family at the helm of operations.

A heritage made up of culture and tradition has led to the identification of the best zones and the best methods for processing grapes. Two hundred years of experience which, now more than ever before, guide the estate in its choices and in the challenges of the future.

Every year, Tosti wines receive prestigious acknowledgements and quality certificates at Italian and international level. However, the greatest acknowledgement for Tosti is the 15 million bottles of wine sold all over the world to satisfied consumers: something the estate is immensely proud of and which encourages it to strive to improve constantly.