Italian Dessert Wine Moscadello

Organoleptic characteristics: Moscadello di Montalcino has a straw yellow color, it has a distinctive, delicate, fresh and persistent aroma and in the mouth it is aromatic, sweet, harmonious, characteristic of the Moscato grape. Historical-cultural information and curiosities: The production of Moscadello di Montalcino has ancient origins: in a letter dated 1540, Pietro Aretino praised this light and precious wine given to him by a friend as a present. Some documents at the end of the sixteenth century testify the production of Moscadello in the grounds of St. Antimo Abbey. In the letters of the travellers who arrived in Tuscany for the centuries to come this wine was often mentioned, a wine which was also praised by celebrities and poets such as Ugo Foscolo. Serving suggestions: Moscadello is a dessert wine, it is then accompanied by dry pastry or cream, frozen desserts, fruit. Production area: Municipality of Montalcino, in the province of Siena. Grape varieties allowed for its production: 100% Moscato Bianco, but white berry grapes from other grape varieties suitable for the production in Tuscany, for a maximum of 15%, are allowed.