Astoria “Lounge” Sparkling Moscato has very fine and persistent bubbles with straw yellow and greenish reflections. The wine is delicately sweet with a basis of fresh fruit flavors of peach, melon, and pear balanced with gentle notes of white petals. The finish is balanced and well rounded.
85% Moscato15% Prosecco
Pairs well with before dinner, after dinner, spicy asian dishes, roasted chicken, biscotti or on its own.
The fruit is sourced from the Astoria Estate vineyard “Val de Brun” in the rolling hills of Veneto just north of Venice. The vineyards are oriented north-south and west-east with 4,500 vines per hectare, with an average vine age of 12-years-old. The grapes are harvested by hand in small lots. A soft pressing occurs and the juice is placed in stainless steel tanks for a brief cold maceration. Cold maceration and storage of the Moscato and Prosecco juice take place separately in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks which preserve the delicate aroma and flavor of the grapes. Before primary fermentation is complete, the juice of both grapes is blended together and placed in a pressurized tank where secondary fermentation takes place, allowing it to become a sparkling wine.