Terra d'Oro Moscato 2019
Inviting aromas of honey, white peach, pineapple and lemon zest lead into vibrant flavors of Meyer lemon, pineapple and a hint of anise. The wine has a pleasing viscosity on the palate, and finishes with a fresh acidity. This makes the Terra d’Oro Moscato extremely versatile, enjoyable with a meal as well as after it. Try it with antipasto, spicy Thai, Szechuan or Korean cuisine, or a fruit tart.
Moscato, also called Muscat, is grown in nearly every wine-producing region in the world, resulting in an array of styles. It is believed the name derived from the French word musque, meaning “perfumed”— a fitting moniker for this intensely aromatic variety. We source from several select vineyards to create a wine with that perfect balance of sweetness and acidity.
When making Moscato, our goal is to craft a wine that is full of flavor and has a perceptible sweetness, yet is still light on the palate and the Terra d’Oro Moscato is crafted in a different manner than our other varietals. 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 greater varietal intensity. After gentle pressing, 70% of the juice is inoculated with yeast. The remaining unfermented juice is kept at a very low temperature and then added back into the blend after fermentation to create a lightly sweet and refreshing wine with a lower alcohol.