TOP 5 types of Asti champagne: characteristics, which one to choose, value for money



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Asti is a sweet sparkling wine produced in Piedmont, Italy. Many Italian companies supply Asti to the Russian market, so it is difficult to choose such champagne in stores, especially considering the rather high price of Asti.

Champagne Asti is always made from white Muscat grapes. However, sparkling wines from different producers somehow have their own taste characteristics. In addition, they often vary greatly in cost. In this article, we will explain which Asti Champagne to choose based on the ideal price-performance ratio.

Rating of types of Asti champagne

Gancia

Gancia

Asti with a perfectly balanced, mild taste, pronounced sweetness and a wonderful aroma of peach flowers and honey. Ideal for serving with ice cream, light desserts and fruits. Also suitable for seafood and poultry.

Fortress 7.5%
Grape sort Muscat white
Region Piedmont
Supply temperature 6-8 °С
  • relatively low price;
  • wonderful taste and aroma.
  • may seem overly sweet.

“All Asti champagnes presented are made according to the Sharmatt-Martinotti method. The essence of the method is to carry out the secondary fermentation of wine not in bottles, but in autoclaves — steel sealed containers. This allows you to speed up the process of making champagne and control its quality with large volumes of production.”

Martini

Martini

Incredibly light sparkling wine, not too sweet, with a delicate honey aroma and notes of vanilla ice cream in the aftertaste. Great with any desserts, fruit salads, as well as lean fish and seafood.

Fortress 7.5%
Grape sort Muscat white
Region Piedmont
Supply temperature 5-8 °С
  • moderate sweetness;
  • wonderful aftertaste.
  • not detected.

Martini Ice

Martini Ice

Classic Martini Asti, but stronger, so it should be served with a lot of ice. Refreshing champagne with hints of apple and orange on the palate. It has an unobtrusive honey aroma with hints of pear. It is combined with sweet desserts and pastries, as well as any light snacks. Ideal for a hot summer day.

Fortress eight%
Grape sort Muscat white
Region Piedmont
Supply temperature 6-8 °С (with ice)
  • unsweetened, well refreshing;
  • goes well with many dishes.
  • high price;
  • Because of the ice, it becomes heavily watered and loses its taste.

Mondoro

Mondoro

Sweet, viscous and full-bodied Asti, which is considered the best sparkling wine of this category in its homeland in Italy. The aroma is dominated by muscat grapes and honey notes. Perfect with fruits and not very sweet desserts.

Fortress 7.5%
Grape sort Muscat of Alexandria
Region Piedmont
Supply temperature 6-8 °С
  • recognized as the best wine in its category;
  • rich, full-bodied taste.
  • extremely pronounced aroma of muscat grapes;
  • may seem overly sweet.

“Asti Champagne is really very sweet compared to other sparkling wines. This is due to the incomplete fermentation of sugar during its manufacture. Asti contains up to 90 grams of sugar per liter, so people with diabetes need to use it with caution. And those who follow the figure should remember that sweet champagne is quite high in calories.”

Cinzano

Cinzano

The most delicate Asti champagne with a magnificent aroma of vanilla, sage and fruit. The taste reveals hints of pear, peach and notes of fragrant herbs. Perfectly complements any desserts, sweet pastries and creamy ice cream.

Fortress 7%
Grape sort Muscat white
Region Piedmont
Supply temperature 6-8 °С
  • rich taste with moderate sweetness;
  • long vanilla aftertaste;
  • relatively low price.
  • not detected.

How to serve Asti champagne?

The shape of the glass greatly affects the «play» of gas bubbles in champagne. Glasses with a pointed bottom allow the wine to foam more easily. Therefore, traditionally sparkling wine is served in narrow, tall glasses of oblong shape. You should not serve champagne in glasses, “bowls”, otherwise the wine bouquet will quickly dissipate. The only exception is champagne, which is served with ice (in our case, Martini Ice).

Sparkling wine must be cooled before drinking to 6 — 9 ° C. If we are talking about aged champagne, then its serving temperature is higher — up to 12 ° C.

Asti champagne can be used not only in its pure form: on its basis, many cocktails have been invented that will perfectly diversify your menu. Asti goes especially well with fruit juices.

Asti Champagne Tips

It is important to treat the purchase of any alcoholic beverage carefully and responsibly in order to purchase a truly high-quality product that will not disappoint you.

A few tips to keep in mind when choosing Asti champagne:

  • Give preference to wines with a protected geographical designation of origin. This indicates that the manufacturer complies with the approved recipe and technological processes, which guarantees the quality of the product.
  • Read the label carefully. An individual barcode, an excise stamp, the absence of errors in the brand name and accompanying information are all mandatory attributes of high-quality alcoholic beverages.
  • Pay attention to the composition. Asti champagne should not contain flavorings and dyes. The only thing sparkling wine can contain is sulfur dioxide, a natural preservative.
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