Picture this, table for two, you and your special one in a cozy restaurant, tasty Italian pasta and a bottle of quality red wine. Heaven on Earth! Do not get me wrong but all of this would be just an ordinary dinner if it weren’t for the red wine. And not just any wine, but Moscato wine; it makes every meal an occasion, and every experience a thrill to remember.
There is no doubt, it is the ultimate drink to have this summer while fighting the heat. The wide variety of Moscato wine has one common characteristic that sets it apart from the vast array of wine available. It has powerful floral aromas and sweet notes; the fruit flavours such as apricot, nectarine, peach, orange and lemon are dominant while some of the additional aromas like honeysuckle, orange blossom, vanilla beans and caramel make it stand out from the crowd of ordinary everyday wine. Moscato belongs to the sweet wine family, has medium acidity and comes as red, white and rose. There are three major Moscato wine styles:
- Sparkling Moscato d’Asti – Commonly found in the Asti region in Italy, produced of Muscat Blanc grapes. This is a sweet, bubbly and aromatic wine that has a light alcohol level. It is delicious and it is best served with apple desserts and buttery pastry.
- Still Moscato – This wine is made of Muscat Blanc grape, it has a typically white colour with alcohol levels close to 12%.
- Dessert Moscato – made of Moscatel grapes with thick oily texture and tawny colour, this amazing wine is the hottest this summer. Desserts like Raspberry Tart with a pistachio crust and a warm peach shortcake with brandy whipped cream will definitely enrich the flavour of Dessert Moscato.
But beside the above-listed styles, there are lots of varieties that deserve to be mentioned. Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, Moscato Giallo (a rouge version of Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains), Black Muscat, Orange Muscat, Moscato d’Asti, Innocent Bystander Moscato, De Bortoli Sacred Hill Moscato and many more.
One of the best things about Moscato wine is that it goes perfectly well with almost every meat dish, from chicken, turkey, duck, pork, to seafood like light flaky fish, shrimps, crabs and, of course, the delicious lobster. Herbs, spices, vegetables and fruit are not excluded too. A yummy meal of steamed colourful veggies with a ginger-spiced duck meat combined with a glass of your preferred Moscato is the ideal way to end the day.
Wondering what’s to account for Moscato’s popularity? Well, this tremendous wine has won the attention of not only regular wine consumers, but also of rap and hip-hop musicians, and has become their new delight. The aromatic, sweet and light texture with low alcohol level and its affordable price are just some of the factors that have made the sales of Moscato wine skyrocket. So stop hesitating, go online and order your preferred bottle of Moscato wine and celebrate the good things in life. Cheers to that!