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Tintero Elvio Sori Gramella Moscato d'Asti

Happy Hour: Tintero Sori Gramella Moscato d'Asti

While perusing the massive wine section at Berkeley Bowl, a bottle of Tintero Sori Gramella Moscato d'Asti ($11.99) caught my attention. I've always been a huge fan of Moscato d'Asti, a wine made in Italy's Piedmont region from the fruity, floral Moscato Bianco grape. It falls under the category of a frizzante wine, which is effervescent but has less fizz than typical sparkling wine, with an accompanying sweetness.

This particular wine possesses all the attributes that I love about Moscato d'Asti: It's reasonably priced, not overly bubbly, and, at 5-7 percent alcohol, won't get you too drunk too fast. It's an exceptionally well-balanced yet delicate wine.

The flavor reminds me of peach skins and Osmanthus flowers, and while it's sweet it's not syrupy at all — only refreshing. I can't wait to hoard Sori Gramella for this weekend's Oscars celebration. Have you tried Moscato d'Asti?

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t0xxic t0xxic 7 years
Funny how a search on where to buy my fav wine lead me back to the sugar network.. :le sigh: haven't been here in ages
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
This is one of my fav types of wine. When I worked part time at a wine co they got me hooked on this!!
emalove emalove 8 years
Sounds delicious! I'm going to have to look for it.
alcook87 alcook87 8 years
Oh, this particular wine is my absolute favorite!!! I get it at whole foods, but the last two times that haven't had it, :(
lylpookie lylpookie 8 years
I looooove Moscato d'Asti. I usually get the Sarracco, but every type I've tried from that region is amazingly delicious!
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