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Moscato Bianco

Moscato Bianco (also known as Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains) is a white grape variety that has been cultivated around the globe for centuries. It is an important component in a number of Italian DOC wines and is used to make sparkling wines, sherry-style fortified wines, sweet dessert wines and even dry wines.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

The Moscato Bianco grape has a greenish-gold hue and produces wines that are typically light and very aromatic in flavour, with floral, fruity and honeyed notes on the nose. On the palate, they are usually medium in alcohol and have a sweet floral taste with hints of apricot, peach and a lively acidity.

Fresh Moscato Bianco grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Moscato Bianco is widely grown in Italy, particularly in Piedmont, Veneto, Lombardy and Sicily. It is also grown in other parts of Europe, such as France, Germany, Greece and Austria, as well as in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and California. Moscato Bianco is a vigorous and productive variety that is relatively prone to diseases such as Oidium. The grapes are usually picked in August to ensure that the grapes reach full ripeness but retain acidity. In Piedmont, Moscato Bianco is used to make the classic Moscato d'Asti DOCG and Asti Spumante DOCG sparkling wines. In Styria in Austria, the wines are usually dry, fruity and mineralic. Moscato Bianco wines are best enjoyed as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to fruit-based desserts, such as apple tarts or peach cobbler. They also pair well with lighter cheeses, such as goat’s cheese or ricotta.

Foods to pair with Moscato Bianco:

Asian food
Curry
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Moscato Bianco
The island of Samos in Greece is renowned for their famous sweet wines made from this grape variety. The mathematician "Pythagoras" himself, deriving from the Island of Samos, is said to have enjoyed many wines made from Moscsato Bianco.

Top Wines with Moscato Bianco

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Martini Asti

Martini

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Martini Asti is a renowned sparkling wine that originates from the Asti region in Italy. Crafted by skilled winemakers, this delightful wine is made from the Moscato Bianco grape variety, which thrives in the region's fertile vineyards. The key selling point of Martini Asti lies in its vibrant and effervescent style. With its delicate bubbles and refreshing sweetness, it offers a delightful sensory experience. The winemaking process involves carefully selecting the grapes at their peak ripeness, followed by a gentle fermentation to preserve the natural flavors and aromas. Martini Asti is a perfect choice for celebrations or as an aperitif, offering a taste of Italian elegance and craftsmanship.
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Michele Chiarlo Moscato d'Asti Nivole

Michele Chiarlo

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Michele Chiarlo Moscato d'Asti Nivole is a sweet, sparkling white wine from the Piedmont region of Italy. This bright and aromatic wine is made from the Moscato Bianco grape and has a light, delicate flavor with notes of apricot and white flowers. On the palate, it is soft, sweet and slightly effervescent with a refreshing finish. Perfect for those looking for a light and sweet sparkling wine to enjoy on its own or paired with desserts.
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Gancia Asti

Gancia

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Gancia Asti is a delightful sparkling wine that originates from the Asti region in Italy. Crafted by a renowned producer, this wine showcases the best of the appellation's vineyard features. The winemaking process involves carefully selecting and hand-harvesting the grapes to ensure optimal ripeness. The resulting wine is known for its vibrant and effervescent style, with a delicate balance of sweetness and acidity. Gancia Asti is perfect for those seeking a refreshing and celebratory drink, making it an ideal choice for special occasions or simply enjoying with friends. Its lively bubbles and fruity flavors make it a popular choice among wine enthusiasts.
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fruit-based desserts
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Risata Moscato d'Asti

Risata

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Risata Moscato d'Asti is a lightly sparkling Italian wine produced by the winery, Risata. This wine comes from the Asti appellation, located in the Piedmont region of Italy. The vineyards where the grapes are grown are characterized by their hilly terrain and unique microclimate, with a long growing season which contribute to the wine's exceptional ripe aromatic profile. The winemaking process involves a careful selection of the best grapes, followed by gentle pressing and fermentation at low temperatures to preserve the wine's natural sweetness and aromas. The resulting wine is a light and refreshing style of Moscato, with a delicate bouquet of floral and fruity notes, and a crisp, clean finish. A great option for those who prefer a sweeter style of wine.
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Mondoro Asti

Mondoro

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Mondoro Asti is a delightful sparkling wine that hails from the Asti appellation in Italy. Crafted with precision and care, this wine is produced using grapes grown in the region's renowned vineyards. The vineyard features a unique combination of fertile soil and favorable climate, resulting in grapes that are bursting with flavor and freshness. The winemaking process involves carefully selecting the finest grapes and utilizing traditional methods to preserve their natural characteristics. The end result is a wine that is light, effervescent, and brimming with fruity aromas. Mondoro Asti is the perfect choice for those seeking a refreshing and lively sparkling wine experience.
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