The Moscato Wine Grape
If you like your wine with plenty of sparkle, but want to try something different from the big names like Asti, Prosecco and Champagne, then why not try a Moscato wine? Light and fizzy, it’s perfect for enjoying on a hot summer’s day.
The Moscato is part of the Muscat family of wine grapes, and which has been around for thousands of years. In Italy, the most common varietal is the Moscato Bianco (White Muscat), the fourth most widely grown white wine grape in the country.
It’s grown in southern regions of the country, including Sicily, Abruzzo and Puglia, as well as more northern areas such as Piedmont and Lombardy. AT C & M Watermelon Imports Ltd, we get our Moscato grapes from the Puglia district in the south-eastern corner of the country.
Wine made from the Italian varietal is characterised by its low alcohol content (usually between 5-6%) and its delicate fruity aroma, particularly of peaches and orange blossom. Other notes include lemons, mandarins, pears and honeysuckle.
Sweet Dessert Wines
The Moscato grape also has a significant sugar content, coupled with low acidity, which results in the wine’s pronounced sweetness. This means it can be used to produce sparkling and semi-sparkling wines, and sweet dessert wines. It is also a core ingredient in many cocktails.
The sweet and zesty notes of the Moscato means it pairs well with light fish dishes such as cod and halibut. It’s also a good match for many other types of seafood (particularly shellfish) and meat-based dishes, including chicken, pork and duck.
C & M Watermelon Imports Ltd can deliver Moscato grapes to Manchester, Birmingham, London, Cardiff and all parts of the UK. If you would like to know more either follow this link or call us on 0208 345 5555.