Moscato is a delightful grape that will produce a delightful wine worth enjoying.
Moscato is a sweet, medium to low-acidity wine produced in Italy from Muscat grapes. The Muscat grape is grown all over the world—from Australia to France to South America—and is believed to be one of the oldest grapes in history. The exact origin is unknown, but some trace it back to ancient Egypt.
While there are over 200 known varieties of Muscat grapes, the most common are Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains and Muscat of Alexandria. Muscat grapes come in a multitude of shades including white, golden, red, pink, brown, and black. Golden-yellow Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains are well-suited for wines, while less-refined Muscat of Alexandria are typically grown for table grapes and raisins. In Italy, Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains (also called Moscato Bianco) is the most commonly grown grape for Moscato wine, followed by Muscat of Alexandria (also called Zibbibo grapes). Food and Wine