Moscato is a family of nine distinct grapes, which produce very perfumed, aromatic wines. They are loved and planted all over Italy.
In the Italian wine tradition, Moscato is closely associated with sweet wines. The most important of them is sweet, low-alcohol sparkling wine, such as Moscato d’Asti. Dessert wines are produced in a range of styles: vendemmia tardiva made from late harvest grapes (also known as da uve stramature in Sardinia or dolce naturale in Puglia), passito from air-dried grapes, and liquoroso in a fortified style.
Read our Guide to Moscato wine.