This gentle sparkling wine is fresh and crisp with a floral bouquet and fruit finish. The gentle effervescence of this distinctive white wine makes it a favorite at celebrations and social gatherings. Perfect for summer patio parties!
Serve as an aperitif or after brunch, lunch or dinner. Enjoy with dessert – from simple fresh fruit to sophisticated pastries. The "IL" Moscato also serves as an excellent complement to spicier cuisine such as Indian or Thai.
Founded in 1887 by Francesco Mionetto in the small village of Valdobbiadene, Mionetto has an established reputation for quality, tradition and innovation. In the heart of the Prosecco region, Mionetto produces exceptional wines with consistent national and international acclaim.
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Located in Northeast Italy, near the Austrian border, and one of the three regions making up the Tre-Venezie, Veneto is most famous for its city of love, Venice. In the wine world, Veneto is the top volume producer in the north of Italy. Production includes lovely spritzy Proseccos (also the grape name), as well as the easy-drinking white wine of Soave (made from the white grape, Garganega) and the red wine of Amarone.
The wine of Soave is most common white wine made here. Occasionally you can find an exceptional Soave, but for the most part the wine is easy-drinking and refreshingly pleasant. For the reds, the most popular are Amarone and Valpolicella – both made primarily from the good structured Corvina grape. While Amarone is always made in the recioto method (drying out the grapes to intensify the flavor), Valpolicella has a few different levels. Amarone is made from very ripe grapes, which are then dried and then pressed, producing an opulent, concentrated, full-bodied wine that has a distinctive and powerful taste that stays with you. Not for the lighter fare meal, this wine is almost port-like and delicious with cheese and/or dessert. Valpolicella can also be made in the recioto method, but it's more often
found in a dry style – the wine goes up in rank, from Valpolicella to Valpolicella Classico to Valpolicella Classico Superiore. And finally, the bubbly of Veneto – Prosecco. Made from the same-named grape, Prosecco is less fizzy than Champagne and occasionally has a slight sweetness. It's absolutely delicious as a value aperitif.
This country has about as many wines as its had governments. With 20 different regions, hundreds of DOCs and even more indigenous varieties, the amount of wine made in Italy is mind-boggling. Most of the juice, however, remains in the country for thirsty Italians. Wine is food in Italy and its rare that a meal is consumed without a glass
of vino. That said, it's not common to find many folks drinking wine without food either. In turn, it's a match, and a mighty good one at that. In fact, it's safe to say that Italian wine is a foodie wine – one that goes on the table for a myraid of meals.
This is too much like champagne, and not sweet enough like other Moscatos I have had. When I think Moscato I think sweet and fruity, not bubbly. And this particular Moscato was too much like a champagne, but what may be a nice flavor for someone who doesn't like too sweet Moscato. This Moscato still leaves you with a fresh fruity taste but instead of being sweet, is more like a dry taste at the end.
i really enjoyed this wine, it's PERFECT! it's a gentle sparkling wine, very nice flavor and doesn't have over powering carbonation. this is the 3rd bottle of it i've bought. i also bought a 20 dollar one from wine.com that had a great rating but didn't care for it at all. this stuff is gold. i'll be buying lots in the future.
Some reviews are...confusing (actual Italian Moscato is not the alcoholic koolaid widely sold from non-Italian large producers). And...it's not as if it says "sparkling wine" on the bottle or anything...
Bought this at Target. Seemed odd opening a bottle of wine with a bottle opener like a bottle of soda. I love Moscatos and sweet wine and this is not sweet at all. Seemed almost like drinking carbonated water - not a lot of flavor.
This wine was a pleasant surprise to me. The bubbles are perfect and the taste is pleasant. It is a sweeter wine (which I like), but it seemed to go well with a variety of foods. It felt a little cheap to open it soda-bottle-style, but the wine is great. If you want a sweeter sparkling wine, as opposed to the typical dry varieties, this is a good change-of-pace choice.
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.