Pink moscato is one of those wines that divides wine drinkers into two camps. The ones who adore its sweet fruit aroma and the others that don't like the sweetness at all.
Moscato grapes are cultivated all over Italy, which provides moscato wine lovers with an immense diversity of flavours to choose from. The options are endless. The Moscato grape is one of the oldest grapes that the ancient Egyptians and Persians already knew. The fruity-floral wine is available from bubbly to fortified and everything in between. A pink moscato's flavour characteristic includes apricot and peach notes, with hints of berries and cherries.
The muscat grape produces a sweet and medium to low acidity wine, and the grape itself comes in various colours. The variety of colours range from white to golden to pink to red and black. The pink moscato is more or less a clear white moscato using the Muscat Blanc grape. A splash of red Merlot grapes is added for a slightly different flavour note and to give it the ruby-pink colour you know so well. It is mainly produced as a still or lightly sparkling wine.
The pink moscato is very popular around the world, and especially in Australia. That's why we can offer different Australian pink moscato brands from the southern parts of Australia to you. A pink moscato is seen by wine lovers as more or less a marketing creation than an actual wine style, but it can taste very good! Give it a try at your next backyard summer party with your friends.
You can order your favourite pink moscato wine from our broad wine selection. The section on our Boozebud website includes red and white wines, dessert wines, sparkling wines, and champagne. Also have a look at our cider, gin, or liqueur selections. You can also choose to search by region to find wine from your favourite area or country.
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How to drink pink moscato?
There are various options for you to drink your pink moscato because the wine is very versatile. It is more versatile than you might think, and having one bottle of pink moscato at hand is always an excellent idea. The next time you go shopping online on our page, pick a bottle and add it to your shopping cart to give it a try.
You can have the wine as an aperitif or as a dessert wine without adding anything else. Due to the pink moscato's sweet flavours, you can also mix it into your upcoming cocktails. Because it is lightly sweet and very refreshing, it is one of the perfect drinks for extended summer nights.
One variant to make use of the pink moscato is mixing a pink moscato punch cocktail. Simply mix pink moscato with frozen pink lemonade concentrate, lemon-lime soda, raspberries, and some ice cubes in a bowl. Voila. If you're in charge of preparing your next ladies' night or backyard party, this combination adds a lot of fun.
If you celebrate a wedding or New Year's Eve, consider mixing apricot brandy, lemon juice, ice, and syrup in a shaker and shake until chilled. Pair a bubbly pink moscato with the mix in a champagne flute and garnish with a mint leaf for optics. Chin Chin!
Make yourself and your guests a delicious and fresh pink moscato grapefruit mimosa when hosting the girl's weekly brunch. This is a brunch classic in a new light. Mix the same amounts of sparkling pink moscato and pink grapefruit juice, garnish with a sliced strawberry and enjoy with your company.
Ultimately, a lot of cocktail lovers also have a blender at home. Now is the perfect time to make use of it for the ultimate paradise drink. Place strawberries, fresh pineapple, orange juice, and ice in your blender and blend it. Pour in your pink moscato and divide it up between you and your best friend. Close your eyes and dream yourselves away to paradise.
This is just a short list of various cocktail drinks you can use your pink moscato wine for. Just check whether you need a sparkling or a still wine and make delicious drinks everybody will crave.
What food goes with pink moscato?
When it comes to wine and food pairing, balance is key. Always. Pairing pink moscato is no different. The wine is full of berry flavours and has a creamy spritzy finish. As the moscato is a sweet wine, the dish should be on the spicy, salty, bitter, or sour side of things to best complement each other. It is counterintuitive but the bolder, the better. So take the delicate flavours of pink moscato into account when pairing it with food.
Spicy dishes you can pair pink moscato with are spread all over the world. No matter if you like Indian vindaloos, Chinese and Thai takeaway dishes, curries, or spicy chicken wings, a pink moscato is perfect because the wine's sweetness and low alcohol volume erase the fiery taste on your palette. You can even add some chilli seeds to spice up your dish and enjoy the flavours that mingle in your mouth.
Meat that contains salt such as Italian prosciutto or Spanish Jamon Iberico and salty nuts like peanuts are also a delicious pairing and have a friend in pink moscato. If you like to eat some cheese every now and then, pair your pink moscato with soft cream cheeses like brie or camembert. Doing so complements the bright fruitiness of the wine very well.
Due to its natural sweetness, it is also possible to balance the pink moscato with light lunches. Seafood dishes that include king prawns, oysters or grilled fish come to mind and are an excellent choice. This elevates your seafood even more, and you should try at your next lunch with friends. Just make sure to avoid heavy cream sauces.
As moscato is very versatile, pairing it light and delicate with sweet breakfast or sweet dessert is also a wonderful option. But don't pair it with chocolate-heavy tarts or similar desserts. A fruity moscato supports the flavours of sweet pancakes and waffles and pairs well with fruits like grapefruits or pomegranates. The wine further matches the likes of a berry containing fruit dessert and tastes good to a fluffy white cake with citrus-like or strawberry toppings.
Should pink moscato be chilled?
Except for the fortified ones, moscato should be served chilled. Although, the serving temperature of a moscato wine depends on the moscato style you want to enjoy, cooling the sweet wine down slightly reduces its overall sweetness. The down-cooling also has a positive side effect: the fruit and flower aromas can shine through better than they would at room temperature.
Whereas fortified moscato is served best at around 20 degrees, pink moscato should be served around 7 degrees. It is always better to have a moscato that is a bit too cold rather than to warm.