RS Muscadelle Session three
RS Muscadelle Session three

Yellow Muscat

Moscato giallo, an autochthonous Italian grape variety, is known for its golden grapes and the unique nutmeg flavour

Yellow Muscat, also known as Goldmuskateller or Moscato giallo, is a Muscat grape variety not to be confused with the Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains. Probably it dates back to the previously known Moscato Sirio. The white wine variety is cultivated and authorised in South Tyrol, the neighbouring Trentino and in the surroundings of the Italian towns of Padua, Verona, Gorizia, Pordenone, Udine and Palermo. The grape is elongated with large berries that hang loosely together. Their colour is reminiscent of the resulting wine: They are golden yellow.

To grow well, Yellow Muscat needs a warm climate but no particular soil type. The vine is not very fertile and susceptible to chlorosis, and the number of grapes varies from year to year. The sweetness of this white wine is legendary, its smell of nutmeg unique. In addition, it features aromas of citrus fruit, lemon balm, peach and roasted apple. As a dessert wine, it goes particularly well with South Tyrolean desserts like Krapfen and Strudel and with every kind of cake - a dry Yellow Muscat can also be served as an aperitif.

Serving temperature: 8 to 10 degrees C

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