With its yellow, straw-like color, the Moscato boasts typical varietal aromas -- notes of white flowers, peach and apricot and its hallmark "muskiness". Characteristically, the taste is irresistibly fruity and sweet and contains typically less alcohol than the standard 12-14% present in most wines. It qualifies as an effervescent "frizzante", as it is not fully sparkling, but a bubbly nonetheless. Serve chilled like Champagne in a tall narrow glass.
Gold, 2010 World Wine Championships:
"Pale silvery straw color. Ripe honeyed apricot, peony, and waxy yellow plum aromas follow through on a crisp entry to a sweet light-to-medium with refreshing frizzante and excellent depth of flavor. Finishes with tangy green apple, peach skin and chalk nuances on the lively ending. Very stylish, clean, and balanced." (6/14/2010)