Luccio Moscato d'Asti Clone ?


My wife loves this wine but at $10 a bottle . I was wondering if there is a wine close to this at a cheaper cost ? Yes, I am the middle class , raising a family and $10 a bottle is a significant amount . Hope some of you understand , don't tell me none of you have had this wine before. Thanks, Raz
Reply to
Hilltop Cycle ATV

No, Luccio Moscato D'Asti comes from Italy. FWIW, you *can* find it for under $10/bottle. Spec's in Houston is selling it for $8.98, but they don't ship to Montezuma, IA (if that's indeed where you are). It's also being sold for $8.99/bottle by GoodSpirits Fine Wine&Liquor in Sioux Falls, SD, so you might have more luck with them. If you order it in quantity (usally a case of 12) it'll be under $10 even with shipping added in. (This information, BTW, comes from the very useful website
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Plan B is to go to a wine store and ask them what they'd recommend that's like the Luccio Moscato. Wine-searcher doesn't show any stores in IA selling a Moscato for under $10, but it isn't all-knowing.
The problem is that $10 is pretty cheap for an imported Italian wine. Even Muscats from the US (Muscat is the English name for Moscato) don't usually sell for any cheaper. You can probably find some sweet German wines for less, but whether they'd taste at all like the Moscato is highly debatable.
Best of luck in your search, Mark Lipton
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Mark Lipton

Most of the major moscato's here in Md are $15 & up--Asti Spumante is more effervescent and can be found for under $10----its made moscato too; even the best Asti's Controtto & Fontanafredda don't compare with a moscato, IMHO. There are several ,moscato's out of California, the best being Moscato Amabile from Martini--sold only at the winery. They are Mondavi's moscato d'oro, Pecota and Sutter Home. Only the Sutter Home would be under $10. Christian Brothers used to make Chateau Lasalle that was NV and a good quaff for the $.
One year I did a tasting called Muscat Love for the local American Wine Society, we even played the Carpenter's Muscrat Love and had a prize as an homage to Karen Carpenter---a special room for bulimics. I know that's sick.....
Reply to
Joe \"Beppe\"Rosenberg

I agree with Mark, it's unlikely you'll find a Moscato d'Asti for significantly under $10. Some thoughts: Mark's idea of inexpensive German whites is a good one. Different profile, but many are at similar sweetness levels. Maybe just ask at your local store what they have in the lightly sparkling lightly sweet area. If your wife likes Cold Duck (not a geek favorite, but who cares if she likes) at $3.50, you're ahead of the game. There's no easy "just like Moscato for less money" answer, so best idea is to experiment yourself. Good luck.
Reply to
DaleW

The clone used in Italy and the Left Coast is Canelli, although you may find one or two muscat alexanders, In France the muscat d'beaune venise is from a different clone.
There are other moscato's in Italy but they do not show up here.
Below is a link to Capetta a winery that was a client---they make a moscato piemonte, which was quite good and inexpensive.
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://www.capetta.it/pagine/eng/vini/cantine_capetta_piemonte_moscato.lasso
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Joe \"Beppe\"Rosenberg

The wife and I just tried the Sutter Home and she said it wasn't bad but she likes the bubbly . Is there a term in wine that means it has carbonation ? So, we know what to look for ? Thanks, Raz
Reply to
Hilltop Cycle ATV

Frizzante is slightly spritzy, Spumante is Sparkling and has a sturdier closure.
Generally there's 3 types of Sparklers 1) From the Champagne region in France or Method Champenois--Fermented in the bottle. Loire Valley, French-American ventures on the Left Coast. 2) Charmat--Fermented in a bottle---usually a large container---Most Italian Spumante, Great Western 3) Bulk--CO2 piped in--Balletore, Andre, J Roget
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Reply to
Joe \"Beppe\"Rosenberg

You are correct, of course. I was responding to the OPs question, "Is there a term in wine that means it has carbonation ?"
Andy
Reply to
AyTee

Methode charmat, or methode martinotti. Instead of refermenting in the bottle (as methode champenoise) it referments in big pressure containers, which simulate a big bottle. It usually gives lesser quality than methode champenoise, but it's way more natural than added CO2.
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Reply to
Vilco

Unless it say methodo champignois(sp) its charmat aka tranfer--clue is phrase fermented in a bottle which I think has to be on front or back label by ATF. You can bet anything under $8 retail or $20 in a restaurant is bulk. Top of the line, the real deal. Some actually have frizzante version of prosecco--it retails for almost $3 less in stores, but still $20 in a restaurant--extra money in owner'spocket- Frizzantes need to be consumed young.
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Joe \"Beppe\"Rosenberg

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