Product Type: Martini Champagne
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Martini - Asti Spumante
Member Name: minimunchkin
Martini - Asti Spumante
Advantages: Sweet, bubbly, delicious
Disadvantages: Headache if you drink too much...
I'm not a huge drinker (not anymore anyway), alcohol doesn't really agree with me and I can't bring myself to waste a full day being hungover these days.
When I was in my late teens/early 20's, if you'd offered me wine of any kind, I would've recoiled in horror, I really didn't like the taste of it. As I've gotten older, it seems my tastes buds have matured with me as wine is now really the only alcohol I can drink and enjoy.
I can't remember exactly when I first tried Asti but I do know it's been my favourite tipple for years now, I love how sweet it is, I love the bubbles on my tongue and I love that it gets me merrily drunk without a giving me an awful hangover, hooray!
The best way to drink Asti is served cold straight from the fridge and if you're really posh, in a chilled champagne flute, ooh er! I've got to say though, I really enjoy Asti when it's more at room temperature and has gone a bit flat. It's nice either way, for me anyway.
Now a bit about Asti, it's made in Italy, Torino to be accurate. It's made by Martini & Rossi but there are own branded versions available, which are just as nice in my opinion and slightly cheaper.
It's a DOGG sparkling wine, the highest classification of wine in Italy. I'm not really sure what that means. I'm not a wine buff, I guess it's good? It's made using the Moscato Bianco grape which gives it a lovely sweet taste. It has a delicious aroma with notes of Pear, Green Apple and Peach, making it very fruity indeed!
Asti is a great alternative to champagne at weddings and other events; it's much cheaper and is really nice, it goes very well with desserts too.
A bottle of Martini Asti will set you back about £6 from a supermarket, if you buy a bottle in a restaurant though, you'll be looking at around £16, if not more. It's a 75cl bottle but you can buy mini bottles of it from certain places.
Allergy advice - it contains Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites.
I hope you found my review helpful, cheers!
Summary: A cheaper but very tasty alternative to champagne