Kissing Cardashians Moscato Winemaking
Alcohol Level: 10%
$114.90 To Craft 28 bottles
This unique wine is often labeled simply as “Moscato” or if it’s bred and born in Italy’s Northwest region of Piedmont, it’s seen sporting its full name of Moscato d’Asti (named after the grape, Moscato, and the Italian town of Asti). Our version of this product is not sparkling/bubbly.
A close relative of Piedmont’s Asti Spumante, Moscato d’Asti is generally produced in smaller quantities and in a more delicate style than Spumante.
Today Moscato is seeing a surge in wine fans around the world and is made in many wine regions outside of Italy, with the U.S. and Australia taking a particular interest in introducing Moscato’s sweeter side to enthusiasts near and far.
Aromatic and Flavor Profile of Moscato:
Moscato is known for its surprising perfume-like fragrance, light-body, lower alcohol content (typically to the tune of the around 5-10% abv) and its dazzling fruit-forward palate profile with a welcoming sweet factor. The wine’s color steers towards straw yellow with occasional tinges of gold. Moscato’s inherentaromatics are simply stunning – orange blossom, honeysuckle, almonds, ginger and ultra expressive fruit dominated by green grapes, citrus tones and ripe peach nuances. On the palate, you can expect an impressive lineup of fresh, forward fruit with sugar levels ranging from semi-sweet to sweet and wrapped in medium acidity.
From pear and apple, to orange and lime with consistent appearances in the ripe, juicy peach and apricot category, Moscato’s flavors are extraordinarily fruit-filled. The delicate cascade of bubbles, light body and sweet surprise culminate to woo and win many unsuspecting palates to the wide world of wine.
Pairing Food with Moscato:
Intended to be consumed young, while it’s fresh and vibrant, Moscato needs to be served well chilled and is downright delicious with apple desserts, fresh berries, summer salads, meringue pies, peach cobbler, hazelnut desserts and lemon-poppy breads and cakes. Moscato also pairs particularly well with spicy Asian fare (think Thai, Szechuan, Korean), as the sweet from the wine tames the heat in the food.
While dessert is Moscato’s forte, cheese courses, charcuterie or antipasto plates can be perfect pairings for Moscato d’Asti wines. Its versatility, when carrying a balance of sweet and acidity, along with lower alcohol also make Moscato an ideal aperitif candidate, though it has certainly earned its stripes as the wine world’s most fashionable brunch-time guest as well.
Must be 19+. Not valid with any other specials or offers. WIne is available on a first come first serve basis. Takes approx 5 weeks between appointments..
The Wine Butler, www.winebutler.ca, 416-781-9463(WINE)