Product Type: Martini Champagne
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Martini - Asti Spumante
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Martini - Asti Spumante
Advantages: Tastes sweet and fruity
Disadvantages: Not for you if prefer dry wines
As one of my presents, I had a bottle of Martini Asti. It is a sparkling wine which is described as being light yet intense, sweet and fruity and smooth. It is aromatised with the scents of fruity pears, pineapple, grape, melon and peach. It has been created using the hand picked 'Moscato Bianco' grape from the Piedmont region of Italy. It can be drunk alone or as part of a cocktail. It has an alcohol content of 7.5%.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a glass bottle which is green but still partly see through. It looks quite expensive with silver foil wrapped around the cork and Martini written across the length of it. There is a silver sticker on the front of the bottle giving the name of the product. When you remove the foil, you need to twist the metal and push on the cork to release it. It will cost you around £8 and it can be bought from off licenses, supermarkets and online websites. Obviously as it contained alcohol, you need to be 18 or over in order to purchase or consume it.
The product is really quite bubbly and although it takes a bit of pushing with the cork, when it does come off, it comes off at some force. You need to do in outside or someone where you're not likely to smash or damage anything. As it's really fizzy, it will bubble out of the bottle if it's been shaken so you need to let it stand still for a while before opening. The drink smells incredibly fruity as promised although I can't detect anyone fruit in particular. It smells like a really summery drink that could enjoyed when the sun is shining. The drink feels really bubbly in your mouth, not as bubbly as Prossecco but still really quite fizzy. The taste of the drink is really sweet and delicious, and again, quite summery.
You can't really taste the alcohol content of the product which makes it really easy to drink so you need to watch how much you consuming. I would not say it tasted particularly fruity but it is sugary and sweet. I have consumed a whole bottle of this before and been left feeling rather tipsy but not drunk. It didn't make me feel sick or give me a hangover but it should still be consumed in moderation. I haven't really tried drinking this in a cocktail but I have consumed it with lemonade and it tastes lovely and also makes the drink a little weaker for those who don't want to get tipsy. It also makes the bottle last a bit longer.
All in all, this is a lovely drink which won't break the bank if you have something to celebrate. It is incredibly sweet so it won't be for everyone, especially if you prefer your drinks dry, but it's easy to drink and will make you pleasantly merry. I've tried an Asda version which will cost you half the price and although it isn't quite as nice, it tastes along the same lines. I have been drinking this for quite a few years and can't see any reason to stop drinking the fruity and bubbly loveliness.
Summary: A fruity and sweet sparkling wine that is delicious and fun to drink