The Italian Piedmont, the foothills of the Alps, has been wine country since before Roman times. Famed for Barolo and Barbaresco, the region also makes stellar reds from the native Barbera grape. Whites are either totally crisp and dry like Gavi, or lush and slightly sweet when made from the ancient Moscato (Muscat) grape.
moscato d'asti docg
Moscato d’Asti, the universal apertif wine of the Piedmont, is lightly sweet, perfumed and exuberant. Rapulin's is classic, bottled at about 6% alcohol and with a light sparkle. Fresh fruit, soft cheeses, or by itself in the mid-afternoon...
barbera d'asti docg
A full bodied, palate pleasing wine with mild tannins and a fruity nose. Bright and peppery, it's a perfect first- course wine with pasta in a light cream sauce, or pairs beautifully with truffles, roast game, or hard cheeses.