Terra d'Oro Moscato 2015
Moscato, also called Muscat, is grown in nearly every wine producing region in the world, resulting in an array of styles for this ubiquitous wine. It is believed the name may have been derived from the French word musque, meaning “to be perfumed”— a fitting moniker for an intensely aromatic variety. California’s sun-soaked hillsides and cool Mediterranean summer nights impart a deep concentration of aromas and flavors to the Moscato grown here.
The Terra d’Oro 2015 Moscato displays a stunning golden hue in the glass. This wine is vibrant with intricate mineral details. Honeysuckle and fresh citrus notes lure the nose, followed by flavors of lush apricot, ripe peaches and hints of lemon curd on the palate. More than a dessert wine, this Moscato is exceptionally versatile, balancing sugar with acidity and delivering a long, smooth finish.
The Terra d’Oro Moscato is crafted in a dramatically different manner than other varietals produced at the winery. All of the Moscato grapes are destemmed and crushed into stainless steel tanks and left overnight before pressing. This “cap and drain” method keeps the grapes in contact with their skins for an extended period, delivering increased varietal intensity. After gentle pressing, 70% of the juice is inoculated with yeast. The remaining sweet, unfermented juice is kept at very low temperatures, then added back to the blend, creating a bright, clean and perfectly balanced wine.
Food Pairing Notes
For a delicious meal, serve the Terra d’Oro 2015 Moscato with spicy phaal curry, or sip it alongside a dessert of blueberry and blackberry panna cotta.
(Feb 9, 2017 at 4:11 PM)
This is the best moscato I've ever tried. I wish it was available in more locations in Georgia.
(Jun 30, 2017 at 6:31 PM)
This has been the best Moscato I have ever had!