There’s no denying it: sweet wine is in right now. It seems that every time I pour wine at a tasting, customers are always asking for something sweet…particularly Moscato. This wine has become seriously popular over the past couple of years due to it’s easy-drinking character and more than a few mentions in popular rap songs. For many people, these things are a plus, but there are just as many folks out there who are skeptical of Moscato because of its recent notoriety. And to be honest, that’s totally understandable. As much as I appreciate Drake and Waka Flocka Flame for their lyrical abilities, I’d prefer to take my wine recommendations from someone who knows better than to pair Moscato with shrimp and lobster (Drake, I’m looking at you kid).
To be honest, finding the right Moscato for our label was a challenge. With avid customers practically beating down our doors with requests for something sweet, we had to at least try every sample that came across our tasting table. Still, nearly every Moscato we sampled came up short in our books, and it would be an even greater disservice to the people who love our wine to bring out a new Lot that didn’t pass the taste test.
Finally, a trusted supplier of ours sent us a Moscato sample and our wish was granted. Here was a wine that combined the light, sweet, and slightly effervescent qualities that the masses adore with refined fruit and ginger flavors that create a balance that is all but nonexistent in most of the cloyingly sweet Moscatos on the market today. In short, this is a Moscato dolce for people who refuse to compromise quality just to sip on something sweet. In fact, if you’ve been turned off by Moscato in the past I suggest you give this one a try. Even better, enjoy with a bit of sliced Taleggio for a savory-sweet dessert. I have a feeling you’ll be pleasantly surprised.