Moscato d’Asti and oysters
Summer, you know, calls for seafood lunches and dinners, and it is hard to give up seafood, even if the expense goes up. We propose a way not to swoon by pairing oysters with a Moscato d'Asti, which is never too expensive. Before you twist your mouth, try it!
Mind you, of all seafood, oysters are perhaps the most difficult to match, precisely because of the strongly metallic note (it's zinc) and that feeling of drinking seawater, but in this case it may help to go take a look there where oysters are almost for daily consumption, that is, in France, where no one would dream of pairing Champagne with them. There the most classic pairing is with Muscadet, a brackish wine with a pronounced citrusy charge that, let us be clear, has nothing to do with Muscat, except in assonance.
It is we who, having tried it, propose a pairing with Moscato d'Asti, a sweet wine, which constitutes a surprise to the palate on tasting but which - by contrast - manages to "tame" the more strongly marine notes of the oysters. Of course, much depends on the species of oyster we are consuming, and we suggest the Ostrea edulis, round and flat (the Belon), with a more delicate and harmonious taste, rather than the Crassostrea gigas, long and wrinkled (the Creuse), with a more intense and savory taste. But here the discussion would expand too much, while instead we want to limit ourselves to suggesting which wine to choose.
Moscato d’Asti Bosc d’La Rei 2020
94/100 - € 12,00
100% Moscato bianco di Canelli. Filtrato dolce. Giallo dorato chiaro. Fragrante e aromatico, molto nitido, con sentori di salvia, leggera pietra focaia, fiori di zagara, cedro e limone canditi, accenni di frutta esotica. Sapore dolce, teso, con un velo di anidride carbonica che ne percorre il corpo rendendolo di deliziosa bevibilità.
Moscato d’ Asti 2020
90/100 - € 9,00
100% Moscato bianco di Canelli. Filtrato dolce. Giallo verdolino chiaro. Fragrante, fruttato, aromatico, sentori di salvia e di fiori bianchi. Sapore non eccessivamente dolce, teso, leggero e molto piacevole.
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