The designation Asti DOCG is produced with the grapes of Moscato bianco, a variety cultivated throughout Italy, but which in Piedmont has been skinfully declined to reach world-wide fame and very high export volumes. The produced wines, respectively sparkling and bubbly, are characterized by their strong and very pleasant primary aromas as well as their characteristic freshness.
The production area is included within the Asti Monferrato, a historical region that extends from the Po river to the border with Liguria. The designation includes 52 municipalities, distributed in the three provinces of Alessandria, Asti and Cuneo, whose territory is mainly hilly and suited to the cultivation of the vine. The soil, mainly calcareous with clayey and sandy matrixes, clearly characterizes the aromatic expression of Moscato Bianco.
The designation Asti DOCG consists of four wine typologies and includes three sub-zones.