Time to introduce ourselves to Moscato made in Missouri

One of my summer goals is to learn about and try more summer wines. I’ve never been a fan of super sweet wines, but my new fascination with Rose’ has me opening my taste palate to new experiences. The next subject of my attention is Moscato.

Moscato is made from the Muscat family of grapes and can range from super dry to super sweet. Moscato, which is originally from Italy, has been gaining in popularity locally because Missouri vintners are successfully growing a variety of this grape called Valvin Muscat.

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You’ll find Missouri Moscato at these wineries:

Augusta Winery

Blumenhof Vineyards & Winery

Crown Valley Winery

Jowler Creek Vineyard Winery

Les Bourgeois Vineyards

Noboleis Vineyards

Peaceful Bend Vineyard

St. James Winery

Stone Hill Winery

Moscato wines are generally known for being sweet, fruity, light and easy sippers. Flavors and notes of peach, nectarine, melon, and citrus are common in many Moscato wines. Sometimes you’ll find these wines with a hint of fizz as well. Sweet wines are a better pairing for food than many realize. Try pairing your Missouri Moscato with spicy foods and fresh fruits!

 

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