Sweet, light and not too boozy, Moscato wine is perfect to crack open over a chilled out brunch with friends. But really, a fresh glass suits any time you feel the need to kick back and enjoy some “me time.”
What is Moscato?
Produced mostly in Italy, and these days many other wine regions of the world, Moscato wine is delicate and fruity with just a touch of fizz.
Although the Muscat grape is one of the oldest cultivated varieties in the world, Moscato’s attractive price tag has made it a wine which is an increasingly popular option amongst both new and seasoned wine drinkers.
Thanks to the relatively low alcohol content, which sits between 5-7%, it’s the perfect wine for an after-dinner treat or just casual afternoon sipping. Good for those days you need a pick-me-up but don’t want to get too sloshed.
Serving Suggestions & Wine Cocktails
Serve Moscato lightly chilled but not ice cold. It’s at its best as a wine when it’s been in the fridge for between 20 to 30 minutes.
If you’re a fan of wine cocktails, it also makes a great mimosa or wine spritzer. Especially when combined with sweet and fruity ingredients like honey, strawberries or even cherries.
Pink Moscato & More Varieties
Moscato comes in a number of delightful varieties. From the pretty Pink Moscato with its caramel and vanilla notes, (which makes a great Pink Moscato Punch / Lemonade), to the sparkling Asti Spumante and of course the more widely known Moscato d’Asti.
Food Matching Recommendations
Moscato is a wine that really comes into its own when paired with a sweet dessert. Be it a berry cobbler or an almond pastry. If you want to serve it with a cheese plate, opt for lighter and fresher cheeses that aren’t overly sharp. This will complement this wine’s light and fruity flavours.
To sum it all up, if you’re looking for a light, sweet sparkling wine that’s luxurious but still down to earth, Moscato is a sure winner. So what are you waiting for? Stock up now!