Grapes in Moscato d'Asti
The Moscato grape is one of the most delicate grape there is. De flavour is fresh and aromatic. It is a beautiful grape with a long history. In ancient times people already used this grape to make fresh wines for the summer.
Moscato d’Asti and Asti Spumante are made from the Moscato Bianco or the Muscat blanc à petit grains. This muscat grape is one of the oldest grapes of the world. In the Greek ancient times this grape was already used. The Romans called this grape the ‘Apiane’, which means ‘grape of the bees’. Bees are attracted by the strong en sweet flavours of the grape.
The Moscato Bianco is not only a white grape. It depends of the time of the year but it is also possible to find the grape with red or pink colours. This variety in colour is no problem to use the grape as perfect basis in the production of Moscato d’Asti.