Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains
Muscat is one of the oldest wine grapes on the planet with more than 200 different types.
During our wine tasting tour we’ll taste Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains, which in Italy calls Moscato Bianco. The name comes from its feature of size of the berry which is too small if compared to other berries as well as its tight clusters.
Traditionally, Moscato Bianco has been used to make dessert wines and it is the eminence of those sweet wines that tends to include the grape types in “world’s greatest” lists.
The essence of dry Moscato Bianco is to retain the floral and fruity/spicy quality, with a good acid balance.
Many sweet wine grape varietals are often the last grapes picked in, but Muscat Blanc is often the first grape to be harvested
Moscato Bianco has performed remarkably well in the Aosta Valley. Local Moscato is less juice and less intensely fruity than Moscato d’Asti but is spicer, with a richer texture. When the product of air-dried grapes, it is labled flétry (passito).
Bouquet of sage, thyme, aromatic herbs, white rose, apricot, sage, broom and mineral
It pairs with spicy cuisine, chocolate, dried fruits, nuts and a wide variety of both hard or soft cheese.
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