By Sip LA

What is Moscato wine?

Moscato (pronounced moe-ska-toe) is a light, sweet wine made from Muscat grapes. These grapes have been around for centuries, and they're known for their incredibly aromatic profile. Think juicy peaches, fragrant orange blossoms, and a touch of honeysuckle.

The Many Faces of Moscato

While Moscato is often associated with its sweet, sparkling style (think of those delightful Italian wines!), there's actually a surprising amount of variety to explore. Moscato grapes can be used to make wines that range from dry to off-dry, still to sparkling, and even some fortified styles.

What Does Moscato Taste Like?

As we mentioned, Moscato is known for its sweetness and its fragrant aromatics. But depending on the specific style, you might also find flavors of:

  • Tangerine
  • Pear
  • Apricot
  • Meyer lemon
  • Honey

Moscato Styles: There's More Than Meets the Eye

While many people associate Moscato with a sweet, sparkling style, there's actually a surprising variety to explore! Here are a few of the most popular options:

  • Moscato d'Asti: This classic Italian Moscato is known for its delicate bubbles and intense floral and fruity aromas. It's a touch sweeter than other styles, making it a real crowd-pleaser.
  • Pink Moscato: This playful style is made with a blend of Muscat grapes and red varieties like Merlot. Expect a light pink color, a touch of sweetness, and refreshing flavors of strawberry and other red fruits.
  • Still Moscato: Not all Moscato is bubbly! Still Moscato offers a similar aromatic profile but without the bubbles. It can be sweet or dry, depending on the winemaker's style.

Moscato Pairings

Moscato's versatility extends to food pairings as well! While it's a classic choice for desserts like fruit tarts or creamy cheeses, it can also shine alongside lighter fare. Think spicy dishes, grilled chicken or fish, or even a summer salad.

Finding Your Perfect Moscato at Sip L.A.

Raise a glass of Moscato (or Cascina Valle Asinari's 2020 Moscato d'Asti for an extra special treat!), and discover the delightful world of easy-drinking fun!

So, what are you waiting for? Pop open a bottle of Moscato and experience the joy of this delightful wine!

Sip with Sip L.A.!