When I think of Moscato d’Astí, I immediately think of sweet and bubbly, and not the type of wine that would be my first choice to drink. However, in sampling the Luccío Moscato d’Astí, I came away slightly surprised by what it has to offer. The winery stopped the fermentation process earlier than most would for a Moscato d’Astí, which left it slightly on the sweet side, but not overly sweet. The alcohol level is also lower than your typical Moscato d’Astí, with the alcohol level being just 5.5%, instead of the normal 8-9%. Another thing about the Luccío, is that it is not as effervescent as other Moscato’s, and instead of a wire cage to hold the cork in, you need a cork screw to get the cork out. This is a light, refreshing, not overly sweet Moscato d’Astí, with aromas and flavors of honey, white peaches, and a hint of summer citrus. This Moscato d’Astí is perfect as an aperitif on a nice warm summers day to share with friends.