Alto Adige Moscato secco DOC
Golden Muscat is one of the world’s oldest grape varieties. The Romans spread it from its area of origin in Asia Minor throughout their entire empire. Thus the grape came to the area of Alto Adige over two thousand years ago, where it has been known by the Germany name “Goldmuskateller” since the Middle Ages. Alto Adige Golden Muscat is for the most part vinted with pronounced residual sugar. Among the exceptions is the dry Kurtatsch Moscato Giallo which, as a result of its outstanding acidity structure, has a very fresh and spicy effect. It has a little less Muscat flavor than the Kurtatsch variety with the residual sugar, but it is inspiring with its exotic tones of spice and the jasmine and apricot aromas in the background.
Volume: 13,0 % by vol.
Grape variety: Golden Muscat
Vineyard location: The hills of Kurtatsch
Charateristics: typical aperitif wine, with a characteristic Muscat perfume
Color: radiant yellow
Total acidity: 5,8 g/l
Residual sugar: 2,0 g/l
Cellaring potential: should be drunk young, 1 to 3 years
Recommended pairings: suitable as an aperitif, otherwise with exotic dishes and Asian cuisine
Serving temperature: 8 - 9° C
The Golden Muscat thrives here on hills with sandy, calcareous subsoil at elevations ranging between 360 and 450 meters. The marked difference between warm daytime temperatures and cool nights at these sites gives the aromatic Golden Muscat a lively, fresh acidity.