VineCo Original Series™ Wine Making Kit - California Moscato
Any conversation regarding Moscato must first begin with Muscat, widely regarded as the oldest domesticated wine grape in human history. Muscat itself is not a single variety, but rather an extensive group of ancient grapes that have been growing all over the Mediterranean for millenia. Within the collective, you have some grapes that are genetically related and others that are not, but one distinct feature shared by every variety under the Muscat umbrella is the unmistakable, fruity aromatics. From there, Muscat can vary greatly in size, shape, and appearance, and are used to produce wines that run the gamut from sweet to dry or still to sparkling. Today, Muscat grapes can be found in virtually every corner of the world’s grape growing regions. Moscato, which is Italian for Muscat Blanc, is generally made to be sweet, light-bodied, and lower in alcohol.
Our Californian Moscato packs a powerful fruit-forwardness with grapey flavors and notes of apple and citrus. A light-medium bodied example that is medium sweet with no oak presence. The most easy-drinking option with a laidback alcohol level of 8.7% by volume.
The VineCo Original Moscato is easily enjoyed during brunch or dessert, and—if you enjoy the sweeter things in life—perhaps everywhere in between. Whether you’re lying back on a picnic blanket with a blue sky above you and a cheeseboard beside you, or you’re snuggled up on the couch with one eye on the television and the other on a souffle bowl of cobbler, an uncorked bottle of Moscato will never be out of place.