Riccadonna Asti Spumante
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Canelli, the home of Riccadonna Asti Spumante, is a 600 hectare area in the heart of the Asti province in Italy’s North West, not too far from the French border. Riccadonna is one of the three largest producers of Spumante in Italy and its Asti Spumante is typical of the fine sparkling wine for which that region is world renown.
The grape growing area of Asti is predominantly hilly. The production of this unique product is based on a technique that was invented and perfected in Piedmont, and is best remembered for its preservation of the characteristic aroma of the Moscato or muscat grape from which the wine is made. This light, sweet, white sparkling wine has 8 percent alcohol and is produced under strict regional controls so that it retains the fruit and floral aromas and honey spice characteristics.
Riccadonna Asti Spumante is pale gold in colour with a persistent bead and fine mousse. The bouquet is fragrant and inviting with floral muscat fruit and subtle yeast aromas. The palate is dominated by fresh, rich and flavoursome fruit complemented by a touch of sweetness and yeast characters. The sweetness is not cloying and contributes to the roundness and attractive mouthfeel whilst sufficient cleansing acidity is present to balance the wine, which finishes with lingering soft fruit flavours and excellent length.Fresh and easy to drink, Riccadonna is a classic sparkling wine in the Italian tradition, and owing to its moderate alcohol content, is the perfect sparkling wine for all occasions. Traditionally it is an excellent dessert wine, with cakes, sweet pastries and fruit dishes. This very popular wine is ideal for immediate enjoyment and is best served well chilled.