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Asti spumante

or Asti Spumante

a sweet, sparkling Italian white wine with a muscat flavor.
Origin of Asti spumante
< Italian: literally, effervescent Asti; see Asti, spume, -ant Unabridged
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  • I think I will ask you to bring me a bottle of asti-spumante—some of the dry kind, with the white seal.

    The Cardinal's Snuff-Box Henry Harland
Contemporary definitions for asti-spumante

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'

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