How do you spell the name of the champagne moscato?

You spelled it correctly - moscato.

This unique wine is often labeled simply as "Moscato" or if it's bred and born in Italy's Northwest region of Piedmont, it's seen sporting its full name of Moscato d'Asti (named after the grape, Moscato, and the Italian town of Asti).

In most cases Moscato wine is a sweet, slightly bubbly (aka frizzante) white wine made from Muscat Blanc grapes. Though Moscato is often sweet, its low alcohol (5-7% ABV) and refreshing flavor profile makes Moscato more than just a dessert wine.

A close relative of Piedmont's Asti Spumante, Moscato d'Asti is generally produced in smaller quantities and in a more delicate style than Spumante.

Today Moscato is seeing a surge in wine fans around the world and is made in many wine regions outside of Italy, with the U.S. and Australia taking a particular interest in introducing Moscato's sweeter side to enthusiasts near and far.

Get more info about Moscato wine at TheSpruce.com and WineFolly.com.

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