Moscato wine is deliciously sweet, originating from gorgeous Italy but made all over the world today. The Muscat grape is what makes Moscato, and this grape is well known for its truly delicate and floral aromas.
Moscato wine is great for relaxed drinking at picnics or sunny afternoons with friends due to its low alcohol content. The Muscat grape, famously known for its aromatic and fruity side, derives the wines natural sweetness. Muscat wines also hold notes of peach, apricot, orange blossom and sometimes a dash of honey - truly delicious.
Moscato wine comes in various styles including still, sparkling and even fortified versions. Still Moscato is the traditional style and Sparkling Moscato is a much more livelier newer world style with its bubbly personality. Jacobs Creek and Brown Brothers are two great brands to keep your eye out for when it comes to Moscato. Jacobs Creek shows you a traditional styled Moscato that is filled with refreshing and vibrant flavours. If you are keen to explore a little further, the Brown Brothers Moscato Rosé shows delicate strawberry and rose petal flavours that is unique on its own.
Due to the sweet and refreshing nature of Muscat, it is a very food friendly wine that pairs nicely with several dishes. Fresh fruit salads and light seafoods complement the sweet nature of the drop, if you are wanting to experiment a little try pairing your Moscato with salty snacks of cheese and popcorn - an absolute contrast in flavours that absolutely pop!
Let's get down to business, follow these steps for an easy and delicious homemade Moscato recipe that will have your guests wanting the recipe..
*You might find these at the local farmers market, vineyards, fruit farms or online suppliers.
Assemble all your equipment together so you are good to go.
Wash your Muscat grapes thoroughly to remove any debris and stems.
Time to crush! Crush your grapes in a large cloth and squeeze out the juice into your fermentation vessel.
Next, add all your sugar to the grape juice and mix well until it dissolves.
Sprinkle your wine yeast over the grape juice and stir gently.
Cover the mouth of the fermentation vessel with a cloth and secure it with your rubber band.
Keep the container in a cool, dark spot for fermentation. Remember to stir the mixture gently daily at first.
After 7-10 days have passed, the fermentation would have slowed down. Strain the liquid through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth to remove any solids.
Transfer your liquid into your clean bottles using a funnel leaving some space at the top of the bottle for expansion.
Seal your bottles with a screw cap or airtight lid.
Let the wine age for a few months in a cool and dark area before chilling and serving.