A Little About Its Origin
Whenever you find a wine with a label that reads simply “Moscato” it means that it is bred and born in the northwestern region of Italy, called Piedmont. The reference to the name Moscato is taken from the grape by that name, also called Muscat Blanc. The aroma and flavor profile of this wine makes it world famous, which is not less than a mist of perfume in the air. There might be two versions of Moscato depending on the town where the grapes had been collected from, that is, Asti and Spumante. In the previous one, the labels read Moscato D’Asti whereas the latter one reads Piedmont’s Asti Spumante; however, the previous one is produced in smaller quantities is more delicate than the Spumante.
Pink Moscato has been gaining popularity of late with a gradual increase in number of fans. It is a blend of red wine with the usual Moscato, made from Muscat Blanc, for a mixed taste and flavor. Pink Moscato can also be a blend of Black Muscat Blanc. The Moscato sold at lower price points often exhibits a fruity flavor, which is contrary to the expensive ones that are devoid of that taste and only ooze out the raw stone fruit flavor occasionally with apricots and peaches as the flavor profile.
And About Its Profile
So, a Moscato is a fruit-forward palate booster that has a very low alcohol about 5-8% above with a welcoming sweet factor. Its inherent aromatics include honeysuckle, ginger, orange blossoms, almonds as well as citrus tones. They must be paired with berries, meringue desserts, apple pies, summer salads, and cakes being itself serves quite chilled and fresh for the best taste. While dessert items are the forte of Moscato, to be enjoyed with, they also cherish with meals and cheese courses, again being spun from Italian cuisines. The cheese courses such as antipasto and charcuterie best enjoy with a glass of Moscato D’Asti.
It is also known to tame the hotness or spiciness of the food, such as in Asian cuisines such as Korean, Thai, Chinese, Szechuan and Indian. The sweet and chilled wine offers a better prospect than other drinks because it also helps tame the acidity of the food due to its citrus content and low acidity levels.
Some Names To Use
These are famous and found in restaurants under various brand names such as Mirassou, Paolo Saracco, Beviamo, Bottega, Vietti, Giorgio Rivetti, Innocent Bystander, Mionetto, Castello Del Poggio, and Jacob’s Creek. Of course, there are bottles for cheaper price tags too, such as the Barefoot and Flip Flop.
The generic names for a Moscato have also been famous as White Muscat, Moscato Bianco, Muscat Blanc or Moscato Canelli. The wine has been renowned in the world for giving the best company on a lite brunch because it is so versatile in its balanced composition with sweetness, acidity and a lower alcohol content that makes it a perfect guest for every occasion.