Vietti Moscato d’Asti, 2014
Wonderfully syrupy and gooey, kataifi is among the most popular Greek desserts. Here is a wine that partners with it ideally!
This wine has just recently switched over to the 2014 vintage, and it is a fresh, sinfully sweet treat.
Moscato may not be everyone’s cup of tea, so to speak, but Moscato d’Asti, when made well, is so much fun to open. It is, like many wines, fairly difficult to craft successfully, and Vietti achieves. Vietti is a well known producer of Piedmont wines, and I have certainly enjoyed their Moscato d’Asti in the past, but there’s something about the playful bubble of this fresh vintage that inspired me to take note of it.
Honeysuckle, peach, and candied fruits come to mind on the palate. While carrying lots of residual sugar and sweetness, the gentle fizz keeps the wine from being overly cloying or syrupy. Serve this well chilled, with kataifi, or your favorite dessert, and enjoy!