Today we’re talking about the best Moscato wines out there!
If you’re a wine lover, you know the joy of discovering a unique and delicious variety. Whether it’s oaked or unoaked Chardonnay, tart and tangy Pinot Grigio, or soft, aromatic Moscato – every sip is like an adventure!
With its distinct bouquet that bursts with flavor and distinctive sweetness made from carefully selected grapes, Moscato is an easy wine to love.
For me, Moscato was a gateway wine – with its sweet, fruit-forward profile and distinct bouquet that bursts with flavor, it’s an easy wine to fall in love with.
Let’s explore why this sweet white favorite is so beloved by many wine aficionados.
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What is Moscato?
Moscato is beloved, hated, and misunderstood. Because it’s so delectably sweet and easy to enjoy, many entry-level wine lovers adore this grape. Unfortunately, that means that wine snobs tend to look down upon it, despite its endearing qualities.
Moscato is Italian for Muscat and synonymous with the light, sweet, and low-alcohol sparkling wines made in the Piedmont region of Italy – Moscato d’Asti.
Moscato is a white grape that produces sweet wines with perfumed aromas of rose petals and orange blossoms, with the flavor of fresh, juicy green grapes. The best examples of this wine also showcase notes of peach, pear, and apricot, as well as fresh herbs.
Is Moscato Sweet?
Yes! Most Moscato you’ll find on the market in the United States is sweet. It can be produced in a dry or medium-dry style, however, these are less common.
Moscato, often referred to as the flirtatious and vivacious wine, carries a delightful sweetness that makes it almost irresistible.
This captivating variety, derived from the Muscat grape, serenades the taste buds with its fruity and fragrant essence. While its sweetness levels may vary—tinged with hints of peach, apricot, and orange blossom—you’ll always be able to pick up on its natural sweetness.
Whether you’re canoodling with friends on a sun-kissed patio or simply indulging in a much-deserved moment of tranquility, Moscato is the perfect companion that beckons you with its irresistible allure. So, go ahead, and let yourself be captivated by this sweet symphony of sensuality in a wine glass.
Best Moscato Wine
If you’re on a quest for wines that serenade your sweet tooth, look no further than the nectar-like Moscato. Conjuring flavors of sun-drenched fruits and floral bouquets, this vivacious variety is the ultimate indulgence for those who prefer a mellifluous libation.
Quady Electra Moscato
Grown in the warm and sunny regions of California, Quady Electra Moscato is able to ripen to perfection, developing rich, abundant fruit notes. This wine has a slight effervescence, making it perfect for enjoying on hot summer days. It’s also low in alcohol at just 4.5%.
Barefoot Cellars Moscato White Wine
Barefoot is one of the most easily accessible Moscatos on the market – and it’s absolutely delicious! I’ve imbibed on more than a few bottles of this sweet white wine. Refreshingly juicy with sweet notes of peach and apricot, this light wine is bright and pleasant. It also has a screw cap for easy opening!
California Roots Moscato
This Moscato boasts flavors of creamy peach and melon. It’s medium sweet and luscious, crafted from grapes grown under the California sun. A fairly light alcohol wine, it clocks in at 10%, making it perfect for sipping poolside.
Vietti Moscato d’Asti
This Italian wine is crafted from moscato grapes and is semi-sparkling. In the glass, you’ll delight over intense aromas of peaches, rose petals and ginger, combined with flavors of fresh apricots.
Best Sparkling Moscato Wine
Stella Rosa Imperiale Moscato
Stella Rosa is perhaps one of the most well-known sparkling Moscatos out there – and for good reason! It just has a little more “oomph”. Personally, I love the flavors of peach, pear, and wildflowers. This is great served chilled in a champagne flute, or perfect for a sweet mimosa.
Honey Bubbles Sparkling Moscato
This Sparkling Moscato offers bubbling mousse flourishing with sweet citrus and tangerine, honey, peaches, white flowers, and orange zest on the finish. It’s beautiful served as an aperitif due to its intriguing balance of sweetness and acidity. Alternatively, pair it with spicy dishes or light appetizers.
Innocent Bystander Pink Moscato
This sparkling Moscato is so fun! Crafted from 66% Muscat Gordo and 34% Black Muscat, it’s a beautiful bright pink in color. It’s intense in sweet flavors, showcasing primarily aromas of cotton candy and blackcurrant with musk, Turkish delight, and mandarin peel. It’s incredibly rich in flavor and fun to enjoy!