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Wine of the Week: Torelli, Moscato d'Asti 2013, Piedmont, Italy

06/08/2015 16:24 BST | Updated 04/08/2016 10:59 BST

Torelli, Moscato d'Asti 2013, Piedmont, Italy

Have I mentioned before that I'm a sucker for a really good Moscato d'Asti? If your mind immediately leaps to cheap and questionably cheerful Asti Spumante, then stop right there: though there's the vaguest of family resemblances between them, the fine Moscatos of Asti in Piedmont, north-west Italy, are a world removed from cheap party plonk.

This is a terrifically fresh, frothy and vibrant interpretation of gently sparkling Moscato from a quality organic estate. It has only 5% alcohol, the rest of the sugar in the Moscato grapes remaining behind after fermentation to give this wine beautifully sweet flavours and making it a perfect summer in the garden and picnic tipple. Most importantly, it has layers of flavour and a bracing balance of acidity, rippling through to the finish. Watch the video for my full review, including much more detail and food matching suggestions. It cost £10.50 from online organic specialist, Vintage Roots.

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