Asti, Piedmont

Damilano

Barbera d'Asti 2018

The origins of the Damilano family dates back to over a century ago, when Guiseppe Borgogno, the great-grandfather of the current owners, started to grow and make wine from his own grapes. Medium Ruby with aromas of fresh berry fruits and generous spice. On the palate this medium body wine shows flavors of juicy cherry and blackberry with notes of citrus and vanilla spice. Light tannin structure, lively acidity, medium ending with fruit finish. Nice value. Drink now, no aging benefit. — 4 days ago

Alex, Paul and 2 others liked this

Cascina 'Tavijn

Ottavio Grignolino

Light, bright, and earthy. Very close to the Alea viva, but best drunken in one go as it seemed to turn too acidic the next night. And the Heisenberg-esque label helps. — 5 days ago

Pico Maccario

Lavignone Barbera d'Asti

God rødvin, fin start på kvelden, ikke for tung, god til pasta. — 2 days ago

Mauro Sebaste

Moscato d'Asti

Pale gold with tiny persistent bubbles. Inviting nose and palate of ripe golden apples, ripe peaches, and clover honey. Light and fizzy on the tongue. Sweet (of course) but balanced with refreshing acidity. Short-ish finish, but you’re likely taking another sip before that matters. The gold standard for Moscato. A lovely treat on its own, with fresh fruit, or with lightly sweet dessert crepes. Also a great pair with the exceptionally spicy dishes that my dining partner likes to make (remember, “Sweet beats heat!”). Stop fronting. You know that you like this stuff. Drink now. — a month ago

Jay Jackson
with Jay
Deborah, Laura and 5 others liked this

Agostino Pavia & Figli

La Marescialla Barbera d'Asti 2016

Black cherry and violets commingle with red cherry lavender and raspberry in a clean, and enticing nose of fruit and flower. Blueberry, blackberry and cassis are extras, but this is not the fruit bomb the description conjures. There is something light, sunny and natural about the whole; wisps of sweet tobacco and vanilla blossom undulate on a forest and mushroom motif that feels springy, panoramic and breezy. The palate boasts dried cranberries, tangy raspberry and plump black cherry. Thyme a cinnamon dusting and the aforementioned tobacco, now a fine, smoky cigar. This one is gorgeous, and a testament to the estate. Ripe and juicy, but the oak is in check. Bravo! .
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— 16 days ago

Sharon, P and 5 others liked this

Vietti

Cascinetta Vietti Moscato d'Asti 2019

Green apple and tangerine over a hint of Meyer lemon, with honeysuckle sweetness. Fizzante and good acidity make it easy to drink too quickly! — a day ago

Alex liked this

Azienda Agricola T. Ezio

Terra Del Noce Barbera D'Asti Superiore 2015

Nice weekday wine. Nice balance and super food friendly. Buy again. — 13 days ago

Cantine Povero

Maridá Barbera d'Asti 2014

A dusty beginning of tight fruit—with perfect acidity and complimentary measured tannins—that finally reveals a lovely dried cherry gulp of solid juice. Pretty damn perfect with a potato/black olive/thyme homemade pizza. Even better with the follow up: mushroom/prosciutto. — 11 days ago

Ron, Mike and 1 other liked this

Vietti

Tre Vigne Barbera d'Asti 2017

Solid barbera, delivering on the basics. Reasonable price from MacArthur. Paired with veggie lasagna. — 12 days ago

Vicki Sliwa
with Vicki
Chris, Max and 2 others liked this

Saracco

Moscato d'Asti d'Autunno 2018

Piemonte tasting #6
Fruitier & richer vs their ‘normal’ Moscato. Great purity of fruit, exotic and sweet but perfectly balanced with fruity acidity. This is just delicious stuff, sweet yet energetic & refreshing.
Neither complicated nor serious but so much fun.
— 24 days ago

Daniel, Keith and 4 others liked this