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Sometimes it’s easier to
start with what a wine isn’t rather than what it is. In a story similar to that
of Beaujolais in the 1980s, Asti Spumante was picked up as the ‘new thing’ by
the regional giants, who liberally delved into the marketing budget. How did
that famous TV advert go? — “Asti Spumante: bubbling, sparking, exciting, like
life itself!”. You know the story: lazy viticulture, massive yields, cheap to
produce and margin to be made.
Spumante is not one of those wines. Sandro Boido is Moscato’s answer to grower
Champagne, with all this entails. To begin with, Boido’s Spumante is
hand-harvested from just 1.5 hectares of Moscato Bianco di Canelli, the Rolls
Royce clone of Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains. Talking of the key differences
vis-à-vis Moscato d’Asti; here the wine is bottled with between 4-5 bars of
pressure and around 7.5% abv, both considerably higher than the semi-sparking
Moscato d’Asti. So, in real terms, the Spumante is closer to traditional sparkling
wine and is drier than its close relative.
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