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Famiglia Pasqua Moscato d'Asti

Famiglia Pasqua Moscato d'Asti

Piedmont, Italy

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  • Tasting Notes

    Straw yellow. Fragrant and a hint floral, typical of the Moscato grape. Delicately sweet and aromatic, sweet pear and a slight candied citrus note. Perfect for desserts with a fruit component - fruit salads, cheesecakes topped with fruit, strawberry shortcakes, etc.

  • Story

    Located in Verona, Famiglia Pasqua (Pasqua Vigneti e Cantine), is now the #1 private producer of wines in Northern Italy, winning Wine Enthusiasts Magazine’s 2023 Innovator of the Year Award. Producing both premium and unique Italian wines, tradition, innovation, quality and passion are the core values passed down from generation to generation in the Pasqua family.

    Traveling from Apulia (Puglia), the first generation of Pasqua brothers traveled to Verona in the 1920s, with the intent of establishing a wine trade of the Puglian wines. As they established their wine trade, they started a winery and began to acquire wineries in the Verona area. The second generation of Pasquas saw the beginning of exporting wines and a focus on quality. In the eighties they added an agricultural estate and an innovative research center - to study grafting techniques and vineyards.

    In its third generation helmed by Ricardo, Alessandro, Cecilia, and Giovanni, they now sell wines in 40 of the United States and are venturing into different techniques, including the addition of a French style wine called “Hey French.”

  • Somm Notes

    With notes of pear and that quintessential nose of jasmine and honeysuckle, the Famiglia Pasqua Moscato d’Asti has a slight spritz that makes it for easy drinking for those guests who prefer some sweetness without the viscous texture and cloying weight that some Moscatos have. The spritz (frizzante) brings a slight effervesence and lightness to the wine that allows for a nice balance when paired with a goat cheese peach crostini, fruit tarts, or cheesecakes.

    Consume when its young, serve Moscato d’Asti in a regular wine glass. It’s actually traditional, in Piedmont, to enjoy a glass on Christmas morning.

  • Region

    Found in the region of Piedmonte (Piemonte) in the northwest of Italy. Meaning, “at the foot of the mountains,” Piedmont, less than 5% of Piemontese vineyards are classified as flat. Every slope of vines faces a slightly different direction and enjoys a slightly different aspect and altitude, each vineyard creating its own unique mesoclimate.

    The subregion of Asti is known for producing world class moscato, and Asti, formerly known as Asti Spumante, a popular sweet sparkling.

    Other wines that hale from the region of Asti include Barbera and the elusive Grignolino (lightly pigmented red native to the region).