Moscato wine is light, slightly fizzy and refreshing – there’s nothing not to like about an afternoon glass of Moscato
Northwest region of Piedmont from Italy is place where moscato wine was born. It’s seen sporting its full name of Moscato d’Asti (named after the grape, Moscato, and the Italian town of Asti)
It is a variety of wine made from Muscat grapes, which come in different shades, from white to black. Moscato grapes are high in acid, what balance the sugar. Contain antioxidant flavonoids which protect the body cells.
Its taste is typically reminiscent of ripe orange-fleshed melons, nectarines and blossom. Also has an uplifting perfume and although sweet it isn’t a syrupy, viscous drink but light and refreshing, a real perker-upper.
Wine does not contain much fat, carb, or protein; and is therefore low in calories has lower alcohol content (typically to the tune of the around 5-8% abv).
A good Moscato (Muscat) wine comes with a light, floral aroma abd has different flavors – of grapes, lychee, peaches, and citrus. You can enjoy fizzy dessert variety of these wines at the end of a meal, with desserts or fruits. You may also find the wine delicious with ice cream, or enjoy it all by itself.
When choosing a Moscato wine, pay special attention to the labels on the bottles. All that are called Moscato (Moscato), Moscatel (Moscatel), Moskadello (Moscadello), Muskateller (Muskateller) and Muscadelle (Muscadel) is a real Muscat. If there are words that are very close in spelling in the title: Muscadelle (Muscadelle), Muscadet (Muscadet) or Myuskarden (Muscardin), they represent a low quality wine or drink wine, only simulating taste aromatic quality of the Muscat wine.
Intended to be consumed young, while it’s fresh and vibrant, Moscato wine needs to be served well chilled.
Pairing well with eggs, bacon, sausage, grilled tomato, grilled Mushrooms, baked Beans, black pudding, fried bread or toast with butter. Perfect with Christmas pud and other desserts.