Celebrate World Moscato Day

Celebrate World Moscato Day

This World Moscato Day we explore delightful Moscato, cherished for its aromatic charm and sweet character. From its rich history to its versatile wine style and perfect food pairings, let's dive into what makes Moscato a beloved choice among wine lovers worldwide.
The Grape Variety: Muscat, the Aromatic Wonder
At the heart of Moscato wine lies the Muscat grape variety, renowned for its intense floral and fruity aromas. Muscat grapes come in various forms, including Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, Muscat of Alexandria, and Muscat Ottonel, each contributing its unique flavour profile to Moscato wines.
A Rich History: From Ancient Roots to Modern Delight
The history of Moscato dates back thousands of years, with its origins tracing to ancient civilisations such as the Greeks and Romans, who appreciated its aromatic qualities and versatility in winemaking. Over the centuries, Moscato has evolved into a popular wine style, enjoyed for its refreshing sweetness and approachable character.
Wine Style: Sweetness and Sparkle
Moscato wines are celebrated for their light body, vibrant acidity, and unmistakable sweetness. Often effervescent, these wines delight the palate with lively bubbles and flavours of ripe stone fruits, citrus, and floral notes. Whether enjoyed as an apéritif or paired with dessert, Moscato's playful personality shines through in every sip.
Perfect Pairings: Elevating the Moscato Experience
Pairing Moscato with the right foods can enhance its flavours and elevate the dining experience. Here are some delicious matches to try:
  • Fresh fruit and cheese platters: The fruity sweetness of Moscato complements the natural sweetness of fresh fruits like strawberries, peaches, and melons, while the acidity balances rich cheeses like brie and camembert.
  • Spicy cuisine: The slight sweetness of Moscato helps tame the heat in spicy dishes, making it a perfect match for Thai, Indian, or Mexican cuisine.
  • Light desserts: Moscato's sweetness harmonises beautifully with light desserts such as fruit tarts, lemon sorbet, and angel food cake, creating a delightful end to any meal.

Victorian Alps Wine Co. is your home of Moscato

Sunday Drive semi-sparkling Moscato
Delicate and intense aromas of peach, apricot, lemon and orange blossoms with lifted wisteria and lime flower highlights. A wine of great appeal, the retained carbon dioxide from fermentation gives a mild ‘frizzante’ effect resulting in a fresh and lively wine. Served well chilled, this wine style playfully represents sunshine in a bottle.

Mariposa Moscato
Pale gold in colour our 2023 Mariposa Moscato is our finest expression of the Moscato style. The nose is lifted with aromas of lemon pith, fresh grapes, tropical fruit, and musk. On the palate, our Moscato comes alive with vibrant and mouth-filling flavours of passionfruit, citrus sherbet and crushed white grapes. The mild frizzante effect on the palate adds to its lively and fresh character while providing a balanced and seamless finish. Best enjoyed chilled while young and fresh.

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