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NV Il Conte d'Alba Italy Moscato d'Asti

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A perennial favorite among club members, this rendition is floral, fruitful and refreshing, showcasing notes of elderflower, acacia, pear, star fruit and vanilla. It's slightly sweet and sensually spritzy.

Varietal: Moscato Vintage: NV
Brand: Stella Rosa
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About This Wine

Club members say they love Moscato d'Asti from Il Conte d'Alba, and we believe in giving members what they want.

Each harvest season, Il Conte d'Alba makes wine from Muscat grapes. Later in the year, it blends the wine from two or three vintages into a sumptuous, slightly sweet, semi-sparkling cuvee. Over the past five years, the resulting Moscato d'Asti bottlings have been among our best sellers. In fact, they even provided the inspiration for the development of the fastest growing club in Vinesse history — the Light & Sweet Wine Club.

This latest rendition is another winner, full of pear, star fruit and vanilla flavor, with just enough spritz to tickle the nose. It only makes sense that such an enticing and engaging wine would come from Alba, a Piedmont community where culinary delights abound.

From its floral aroma (locals describe it as "elderflower" and "acacia") to its fruitful flavor to its refreshing finish, Il Conte d'Alba has produced yet another magnificent Moscato d'Alba.

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  • Grape Composition:100% Muscat (Known as Moscato in Italy)
  • Grape Source:Asti Region of Italy
  • Aromas & Flavors:Elderflower, Acacia, Pear, Star Fruit and Vanilla
  • When to Drink:Now -- No Aging Necessary
  • Food Pairing Suggestiona cheese-and-fruit plate, or slightly spicy Asian fare.

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4.0/ 5.0

131 Reviews

    Very smooth and LITE! Perfect for after dinner with desert.

    8/17/2006 Joseph Ward-Wallace
    • Rater Rank 8,950
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 5

    Excellent, Wonderful. Great, Try it you will love it!

    10/07/2006 Philip R Ronco
    • Rater Rank 5,355
    • Number of Ratings 9
    • Average 4

    It didn't exactly compliment the Italian dinner which I had prepared for guests.

    10/11/2006 Laurie Serdahl
    • Rater Rank 7,182
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 2

    way too sweet

    10/11/2006 Cynthia Foote
    • Rater Rank 1,924
    • Number of Ratings 19
    • Average 3

    tasted like soda, sweet and fizzy.

    10/12/2006 Frances Scott
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Superb! Excellent! A complete surprise. I don't usually like sweet wines, but this was extraordinary.

    10/12/2006 Robert Anderson
    • Number of Ratings 1

    This is by far the best white and also the best sparkling wine I have ever tasted. It has a very subtle, mellow flavor and is not too sweet nor too dry and leaves no after taste to spoil the experience. It is delightful and I normally prefer red wines.

    10/13/2006 Dixie Burlingame
    • Rater Rank 6,728
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 4

    Too sweet

    10/13/2006 KATHI BARNES
    • Rater Rank 3,280
    • Number of Ratings 14
    • Average 4

    Much too sweet to enjoy.

    10/15/2006 WENDY FINLEY
    • Rater Rank 7,554
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 3

    I loved this wine it was like drinking Asti Spumante without the bubbles.

    10/17/2006 JAYNE CLARK
    • Rater Rank 8,077
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 3

    I took this bottle to a cocktail party and everyone wanted to know where I got it. I told them it was from the wine club.

    10/17/2006 SANDRA CRONK
    • Rater Rank 8,444
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 5

    Had better

    10/18/2006 COLLEEN GRIFFITH
    • Rater Rank 6,416
    • Number of Ratings 7
    • Average 3

    I gave it the lowest because I do not like sweet or sparkling wines.

    10/19/2006 Laurinda Lee
    • Rater Rank 8,066
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 2

    I found this wine to be very sweet, and did not like the body of the wine. It was nicely fruity, but I feel that the excessive sweetness detracted from the soft fruit flavors.

    10/19/2006 MARY KUPIEC
    • Rater Rank 8,425
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 3

    It was a little sweeter than I like, but others that tasted it, did like it.

    10/19/2006 VERYL SULLIVAN
    • Rater Rank 4,971
    • Number of Ratings 7
    • Average 3

    This is the first time I tried a Moscato. My husband and I truly loved this sparkling wine.

    10/20/2006 Debra Donovan
    • Rater Rank 6,907
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 4

    Wonderful flavor-- kept its sparkle for a second day. Pre dinner or after dinner delight.

    10/20/2006 Rawley Peters
    • Rater Rank 8,419
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 5

    Much too sweet for my taste.

    10/20/2006 KAREN MANKOWSKI
    • Rater Rank 8,062
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 2

    A very sweet wine, you really need a mild cheese to balance it out.

    10/20/2006 Kimberly Burgess
    • Rater Rank 8,063
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 4

    My Husband even enjoyed it and he doesn't like wine!!!

    10/23/2006 DANA INGRAM
    • Rater Rank 7,809
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 4

    A wonderful wine.Sweet and smooth.

    10/23/2006 GRACE RICHTER
    • Rater Rank 8,396
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 5

    Smooth and sweet typical of a Moscato d'Asti. Just did not have a stand out flavor from the rest.

    10/23/2006 DAWN INGRAM
    • Rater Rank 3,218
    • Number of Ratings 12
    • Average 3

    A truly enjoyable wine!

    10/24/2006 SHARI WILKERSON
    • Rater Rank 5,611
    • Number of Ratings 8
    • Average 3

    Too sweet for me...I prefer buttery Chardonnay and more full bodied wines.

    10/24/2006 J. Morgan Chism-Diebelc
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Excellent--ordered more

    10/24/2006 Dave Evans
    • Number of Ratings 1

    This wine is slightly sweet and usually I don't like sweet wine especially in a white wine. I would not purchase this wine again.

    10/24/2006 Elizabeth Serna
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Very refreshing adn flavorful. Just a hint of sweetness.

    10/24/2006 Roberta Newell
    • Rater Rank 7,203
    • Number of Ratings 5
    • Average 3

    To die for--so good. Excellent, sweet, want more.

    10/24/2006 Judith Snoudew
    • Rater Rank 4,245
    • Number of Ratings 7
    • Average 4

    I really enjoyed the taste.

    10/24/2006 Linda Krieger
    • Rater Rank 8,059
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 3

    Just a tad too sweet

    10/24/2006 Penny Van Rossum
    • Rater Rank 8,058
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 2

    Smooth and succulent we drank it as desert wine and it topped off the meal wonderfully. By the way desert was pineapple upside down cake and sweet apple pie with french vanilla ice cream.

    10/24/2006 PAUL BURT
    • Rater Rank 7,294
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 3

    This wine was Great we shared it with another couple who also loved it.

    10/25/2006 TABITHA BOURQUE
    • Rater Rank 8,020
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 3

    my husband and I thought at first that this was much too sweet for our taste, but we actually enjoyed it very much, especially with fruit- thanks for introducing us to a wine we ordinarilly wouldn't have tried

    10/26/2006 MARYELLEN BELCHER
    • Rater Rank 7,768
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 2

    my husband and I thought at first that this was much too sweet for our taste, but we actually enjoyed it very much, especially with fruit- thanks for introducing us to a wine we ordinarilly wouldn't have tried

    10/26/2006 MARYELLEN BELCHER
    • Rater Rank 7,768
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 2

    very nice, not too sweet, with nice finish

    10/26/2006 JOHN MYERS
    • Rater Rank 8,363
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 4

    This white wine is fruitful, tasty, light, delicate, and fun...and extremely delicious.

    10/27/2006 Teresa Glynn
    • Rater Rank 7,195
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 5

    Excellent aroma smooth taste; perfect for after work relaxer! my favorite so far!

    10/27/2006 Rachel Patch
    • Rater Rank 8,032
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 4

    loved it

    10/27/2006 SHEILA ARCHER
    • Rater Rank 8,033
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 5

    Great, but almost too sweat and too much like champagne

    10/30/2006 Jennifer Matchell
    • Rater Rank 7,748
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 2

    A fun, bubbly, festive, lively libation,

    10/31/2006 KATE CABALLERO
    • Rater Rank 7,488
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 3

    the best so far. I just ordered a case of this wine.

    10/31/2006 JUDITH ODONNELL
    • Rater Rank 4,245
    • Number of Ratings 7
    • Average 4

    I am not fond of dessert wines, but this was quite good.

    10/31/2006 TAMARA SPARKS
    • Rater Rank 7,071
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 4

    Great with dessert

    10/31/2006 MARTIN HECHT
    • Rater Rank 2,849
    • Number of Ratings 11
    • Average 4

    This is just sweet enough to satisfy a sweet tooth and has a wonderful finish. I would definitely buy this again.

    10/31/2006 CONNIE MORRIS
    • Rater Rank 6,029
    • Number of Ratings 7
    • Average 4

    absolutely delightful and refreshing! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this one with a light entree.

    10/31/2006 ANNETTE JOHNSON
    • Rater Rank 2,307
    • Number of Ratings 11
    • Average 4

    If you like a sweet wine with a champagne bubble to it then you'll love this wine

    10/31/2006 CHARLES ADAMS
    • Rater Rank 8,336
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 5

    absolutely divine!

    11/01/2006 CYNTHIA LAUBER
    • Rater Rank 7,009
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 3

    This is the second wine that I have tried from the d'alba winery. I am very impressed with both. Sweet yet harty flavored with a hint of fizz. Both of these are wines I will definitly buy again.

    11/01/2006 JAMES OWINGS
    • Rater Rank 7,718
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 3

    I do not like "sparkling wines", nor do I care for sweet wines - sorry....

    11/01/2006 THOMAS GOOD
    • Rater Rank 3,619
    • Number of Ratings 13
    • Average 3

    This was awful. Please, no more Moscato.The last bottle was bad also!!

    11/01/2006 RANDY MEINERS
    • Rater Rank 4,733
    • Number of Ratings 11
    • Average 3

    niiiice

    11/02/2006 DENTON WEAVER
    • Rater Rank 7,474
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 4

    For us this was one that suited both and very enjoyable.

    11/03/2006 JACQUELYN NEUHARTH
    • Rater Rank 2,058
    • Number of Ratings 11
    • Average 4

    Light and sweet! Not far from a "champaign" tast, but with less fizz. Excellant with most light fare, like fish, or chicken. Love it!!!

    11/04/2006 CLAY BAILEY
    • Rater Rank 1,099
    • Number of Ratings 23
    • Average 4

    Loved this one! Really liked the subtle sweetness.

    11/04/2006 JOHN FAIRCHILD
    • Rater Rank 7,705
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 4

    neither my wife nor I liked this wine at all.

    11/05/2006 RICHARD TOWNE
    • Rater Rank 5,824
    • Number of Ratings 9
    • Average 2

    An absolutely delicious dessert wine. We recieved several compliments on it.

    11/05/2006 FRANCINE RENDON
    • Rater Rank 6,624
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 4

    Too sweet. Don't send anymore like this one.

    11/06/2006 Marilyn Ablard
    • Rater Rank 7,122
    • Number of Ratings 5
    • Average 4

    Outstanding choice. Fresh after taste. Goes well with cheese and fruit also with dessert courses.

    11/07/2006 Roland Berry
    • Rater Rank 2,285
    • Number of Ratings 20
    • Average 3

    this is possibly the best Moscato i have tasted. it is sweet , but not too much. It has a light flavor, and the frutiness lingers for a while.

    11/08/2006 Skyla Hall
    • Number of Ratings 1

    It was one of the best wines.

    11/09/2006 Diana Singleton
    • Rater Rank 7,959
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 5

    I found it too sweet but my husband who doesn't like most wines liked it.

    11/14/2006 Kathryn Frey
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Too sweet

    11/14/2006 Robert S. Guy
    • Number of Ratings 1

    This wine was way too sweet for my taste. It's flavor was O.K. but the bubbles in the glass after pouring tipped me off about its sweetness. Those bubbles also emerge in the mouth and, for me, that takes away from the enjoyment of the wine itself. My wife liked it but then she always has leaned towards sweeter wines. I'll let her drink the rest of this one and I'll wait for my next shipment to see what I get to sample next time.

    11/16/2006 PAUL FIFIELD
    • Rater Rank 690
    • Number of Ratings 24
    • Average 3

    Way to sweet and more like a champagne - We ask for dry wine and this was definitly not dry!

    11/17/2006 Robbie Wigley
    • Rater Rank 7,661
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 2

    An excellent light, sweet wine-a great change of pace; very enjoyable.

    11/19/2006 RICHARD FOX
    • Rater Rank 7,657
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 4

    Loved it, the best wine I've received this far!!!

    11/29/2006 Brandy Wilmoth
    • Rater Rank 6,959
    • Number of Ratings 5
    • Average 4

    This is a WONDERFULLY SWEET wine that is NOT "sickly sweet"! My husband and I LOVED it! It is light and crisp with an almost pear-like appeal. This sparkling wine is fantastic with chocolate truffles and pairs well with any type of seafood linguine. I highly recommend this wine for tasters who are looking for something for their "lighter" moods but still gives the benefit of a slight grapeskin aftertaste.

    12/06/2006 SONJA LAVOIE-CARLETON
    • Rater Rank 5,236
    • Number of Ratings 7
    • Average 4

    too much like bubble gum wine

    2/03/2007 rich fitzpatrick
    • Number of Ratings 1

    A special friend came back after being away for 8 years. We had red grapes & cheese variety including choc. fudge cheese. It was great no heartburn

    2/19/2007 Pamela S. Bauonbah
    • Rater Rank 7,087
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 3

    Best Wine I have had so far.

    11/13/2007 Evelyn Lawless
    • Rater Rank 2,879
    • Number of Ratings 7
    • Average 3

    I absolutely loved the fruity bubbliness of this wine. Would definitely buy this one again!

    2/19/2008 ANGELA HOOPER
    • Rater Rank 4,761
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 4

    Can I give it a 6? A very great wine. Kind of sweet and real close to champagne. Very fruity with definite pear and hints of rhubarb pie!! Excellent!!

    4/12/2008 Robert Wagner
    • Rater Rank 25
    • Number of Ratings 42
    • Average 4

    I enjoyed this wine very much. The taste of the Pear and Star Fruit were well balanced. Excellent wine paired with anything cheesy.

    7/22/2008 Ron Stroud
    • Rater Rank 1,673
    • Number of Ratings 14
    • Average 2

    No comment.

    10/23/2008 Jerry Miller
    • Number of Ratings 1

    No comment.

    10/24/2008 Jerry Miller
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Loved it!

    11/13/2008 Diane Korns
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Truly superb wine. This was the hit of the party.

    12/23/2008 Christie Woolsey
    • Rater Rank 994
    • Number of Ratings 15
    • Average 3

    I loved the sweetness and the smoothness, it was wonderful, keep in stock !!

    4/10/2009 Cindy T.
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Excellent!

    12/28/2009 R. Kalinowski
    • Rater Rank 1,445
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 4

    Wonderful. Would like to see some Peach if possible. Loved the pop of the cork. Lots of fun to drink.

    4/08/2010 Mary Browning
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Tried something similar to this at the Olive Garden and found this to be much better. My husband a non drinker enjoys a glass with me every now and again!

    5/08/2010 Eugenia Williams
    • Number of Ratings 1

    my husband and i ordered 4 more bottles after our first taste :)

    6/04/2010 Rick & Kristin Pollard
    • Rater Rank 1,614
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 5

    This is the best wine ever! we had a wine and cheese party and all of our guests loved it! Thank you!

    6/10/2010 Will & Debra Boss
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Very refreshing with a nice sweet flavor!! I was just introduced to Moscato wine and I especially love this d'Asti...the sparkle was just perfect!!

    5/24/2011 Laurie Hoffmeier
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Excellent wine with sweet start, tickle in the middle and smooth finish. Refreshing wine to start off the evening after a hard day at the office. Hints of apple, pear and honeysuckle.

    10/20/2011 Donnie Freitag
    • Number of Ratings 1

    This is the Best Moscato I have ever tasted! Love it and will be ordering more!!!

    1/30/2012 Christine Osborne
    • Number of Ratings 1

    This wine added sweetness to spicy Korean, yet was delicate with a fruit berry cheesecake.

    2/16/2012 Tim Hunt
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Best Moscato I think I have had! Wow.

    3/06/2012 Paul Myskiw
    • Number of Ratings 1

    This is an excellent wine the best Moscato I have ever had. Served it with a chicken salad fruit plate and it was perfect.

    3/25/2012 Debbie Nunn
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Absolutely delicious! Not strong with the typical wine afterbite. We LOVED it!

    4/01/2013 Cory Miller
    • Rater Rank 350
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 5

    WAY too sweet and cheap tasting for me. I despise Asti and I can't figure out how this got on my list!

    4/09/2013 Dawn Wilson
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Very smooth and delicious!

    5/06/2013 Deserie
    • Number of Ratings 1

Recipes.

4 recipes match for this wine.

  • Hot And Spicy Orange Beef Match this flavorful recipe from Washington's Latch Creek Wine Cellars with Moscato d'Asti, Rose or Vouvray, and be amazed by how the mild sweetness of the wine helps tame the spiciness of the entree - a combination made in culinary heaven. The recipe makes 4 to 6 servings... Get The Recipe
    Tuscan Style Roasted Game Hens If you're looking for a change from turkey or ham this holiday season, try this easy-to-prepare dish that matches well with both white and red wines. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
    Asparagus & Morel Salad Summertime is salad time, and any of your favorite white wines would be great matches for this recipe, courtesy of Masa's restaurant in San Francisco. It serves 4. Get The Recipe
    Hot Buttered Rum Cheesecake With Rum Caramel Sauce The Hot Buttered Rum Cheesecake would go nicely with almost any dessert-style wine. Here is the cheesecake recipe that Kinzie shared with dinner attendees. Get The Recipe
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