Asti spumante

a sweet, sparkling Italian white wine with a muscat flavor.
Historical Examples

But mother turned up her nose as she sipped her glass of Asti spumante that accompanied the west-end dinner by way of champagne.
The Promise of Air Algernon Blackwood

It is now famous for its sparkling wine (Asti spumante), and is a considerable centre of trade.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7 Various


a sweet white sparkling wine made from fragrant Muscat grapes, often served as an apéritif or dessert wine; also called asti , spumante

To reintroduce the market to the wine, the makers of Asti Spumante changed its name to Asti — but the marketing ploy did not work.
Word Origin

Asti, Piedmont, Italy + spumante ‘effervescent’
Usage Note



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