2011 Saracco Moscato d'Asti
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Saracco’s 2011 Moscato d’Asti wraps around the palate with serious depth and richness. Green apples, pears and white flowers flow through to the expressive, nuanced finish. Like most wines of the vintage, the 2011 is richer than normal, but there is no shortage of personality or pure class here. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2014.
More than Moscato! Paolo Saracco is a master at his trade, and is acknowledged as one of the top three producers in Piedmont. Moscato d'Asti is often thought of as a sweet wine and although it is sweet, the delicate balance the slight carbonation gives and natural acidity actually make the wine better balanced than you might think. It actually goes very well with spicy Creole food or spicy Asian fare as well. The traditional dessert pairings of delicate fruit pastry or most any light dessert are perfect, too.