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Il Duca

Il Duca
NV Sparkling Rosé, White Moscato, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Moscato Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 9.5% RS: 4.95%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12
Best Buy

Il Duca
NV Sparkling Rosé, White Moscato, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Moscato Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 9.5% RS: 4.95%
Old gold color. Aromas and flavors of peach, guava and passionfruit, and mint leaf with an finely carbonated, fruity light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-to-long finish with impressions of peach and raspberry candies, fruit punch, pineapple, and lemon sorbet. Light and refreshing, with ripe peach leaping from the glass and a touch of herbal notes to give the palate complexity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: peach, guava and passionfruit, and mint leaf
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of peach and raspberry candies, fruit punch, pineapple, and lemon sorbet
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Light and refreshing, with ripe peach leaping from the glass and a touch of herbal notes to give the palate complexity.

The Producer or Importer

Riboli Family Wines

The Producer or  Importer
737 Lamar Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031
USA
1 323-3308795

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Moscato Rose

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Serve in a Rosé Wine Glass
Moscato Roses are fruity sweet, effervescent rose wines produced with dark muscat grapes like Moscato rosa del Trentino or the black-purple Muscat Hamburg. Like most roses, their color comes from the wine must's extended contact with the red grape skins.

Made around the world, the Moscato grape produces some of the most delightful sweet wines, ranging from very delicate to quite lush. The perfumes of a Moscato wine are delightful and instantly appealing, with notes of peach, apricot, orange blossom and ginger that are dominant. These wines are made to emphasize the aromatics and freshness, so most examples of Moscato are made without oak and are released early for immediate pleasure.

Moscato Rose is a treat enjoyed on its own or with simple desserts, such as pound cake or fresh strawberries or peaches.