Looking for a light, refreshing glass of Moscato for yourself or a bottle (or even a box) to share? During one of our wine evaluations for the Wine4.Me app, I tasted 13 Moscato wines and found a few I’d definitely suggest. (Unlike our expert evaluators, I get to see what wines I’m tasting, whereas our rock star evaluators taste everything blind.)
So what are my Moscato wine recommendations? Read on, my friends, and hopefully I’ll introduce you to a new Moscato you’ll love and maybe a few you’d love to share.
A More Sophisticated Moscato: Cascinetta Vietti
I first enjoyed Cascinetta Vietti Moscato at Camerata in Houston. (Camerata has a fantastic wine list and a great vibe, by the way. If you’re in Houston, it’s on my don’t miss wine bar list for sure.) I was apprehensive about ending my night on a Moscato, but then it was pointed out that Moscato can be a great wine to round out an evening. It’s lower alcohol than a big, bold red, plus it’s sweet, light, and a perfect dessert option.
I’m thankful I was introduced to it, as it opened my eyes to what Moscato can do and led me to want to be sure it was included in the Wine4.Me database. I’d serve this one in my house and give it as a gift.
Bubbly and Elegant: Castello del Poggio Provincia Di Pavia Moscato
Castello del Poggio Provincia Di Pavia Moscato was the bubbliest of the bunch with light bubbles, a light, fruity flavor and, like the one above, would make a delicious dessert! Add the elegant bottle and you’ve got a sophisticated looking gift with delicious wine inside.
Cute Bottle: Cupcake Moscato
I found Cupcake Moscato to be light, simple, and fun. Another plus is that Cupcake Moscato is easy to find, and it is pretty inexpensive. This one is perfect for a night in with girlfriends.
Reliable and Light: Bartenura Moscato
Bartenura Moscato is light, sweet, and does what it should. I hate to mention the bottle or label again, but a blue bottle is just fun, too. (And isn’t Moscato about fun?)
Great Moscato for a Crowd: Almaden
Box wines are great for serving a crowd and for when you need your wine to stay fresh in the box for a while. Typically, a box wine will last about one month, with the last glass tasting as fresh as the first, which makes it perfect to keep on hand.
I found the Almaden Moscato to be light and fruity and to do just what a Moscato should. This was not my favorite of the bunch, but I’d definitely suggest it for a super-affordable yet still delicious option for a party.