Moscato- (aka Muscat) Moscato is a delicate, fruity wine. It has a pleasant aroma of pears and slight sweetness as well as a minimal sparkle. This grape is best known from the town of Asti. Formally called Asti Spumante. To you, the customer, look for Moscato d’Asti, this grape pairs nicely with fruit based desserts as well as crisp salads with oil and vinegar.
Prosecco- Prosecco is from the northeast regions like Trentino, Veneto. Prosecco is named after a grape variety rather than a wine-producing region. It is not known for its blockbuster aroma. It is often slightly neutral with fruit undertones. It is known for being a very hardy grape that can handle cold rough climates. It is produced by means of a second fermentation in large pressure tanks with the base wine. After one month of ageing it’s allowed to be called a frizzante or spumante. This grape is great for hors’ d oeuvres such as pancetta wrapped scallops, apple brie phyllo cups of spicy grilled tiger shrimp. Prosecco may come in Brut, extra brut or rose.
Franciacorta- Franciacorta is from the Lombardy region where it is known as Terre di Franciacorta DOCG. This crisp wine is usually a blend of pinot nero and chardonnay. What makes this wine special is that it is bottle fermented and produces mainly brut versions. There are some partially sweet versions that require no added sugar. This wine would pair nicely with medium to mild cheeses. But usually for the price it is best used for celebrations to stand on it’s own.
Any which one you choose they are all great for summer relaxation!