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Moscadello di Montalcino D.O.C.

This dessert wine, as old as it is pleasant and unexpected, comes from a grape that has been grown in Montalcino since time immemorial. Redi praised it in his dithyramb: “That so divine and light moscadelleto of Montalcino”. Numerous historic references in the words of famous figures, testify to the appreciation of Moscadello di Montalcino in Italy and abroad.

Moscadello di Montalcino is produced in three types: Still, Sparkling and Late Harvest. In our day this wine is much appreciated for its characteristic harmony And for its Muscat aroma, which can be expressed in the three types, produced.

The peculiarities of this rare and precious wine have been codified in the disciplinary rules of the DENOMINATION OF CONTROLLED ORIGIN (D.P.R. 13/11/84 and subsequent modifications).

To look at, Moscadello di Montalcino is a faded straw yellow colour for the Sparkling type, which tends to become darker in the Still type and more light golden in the Late Harvest type.

Characteristic odour: it manifests an aroma of balanced, fresh Muscat, with floral nuances for the Late Harvest type. The palate is pleasantly quenched by the sweetness and aromatic harmony of the Still type while the Sparkling type provides the tempting vivacity of a light perlage. The Late Harvest type boasts the velvety elegance and embrace of a dessert wine.

The Still and Sparkling Moscadello di Montalcino should be drunk young, while the Late Harvest type develops its best expression as the years go by.

Accompaniments for Moscadello di Montalcino

Its natural place is at the end of a meal, a pleasant accompaniment to pastry and dry desserts.



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