Sweet Semi-sparkling White Wine
Our Candoni Moscato comes from Pavia. It has aromas of fresh nectarine and honey, followed by sweet and refreshing flavors of ripe peach and apricot. The harmonious combination of crispness and fruitiness makes it a perfect accompaniment to spicy dishes or any fruit-based desserts.
• Varietal content: 100% Moscato Bianco
• Region: Pavia – Lombardy
• Appellation: I.G.P.
• Alcohol level: 7% by volume
• Content: 750 mL / 6 units in a case
Vineyard & Winemaking Notes
Made from 100% Moscato Bianco grapes from Pavia, an ideal area to cultivate premium Moscato. The vines benefit from an excellent microclimate (thanks to the area’s proximity to the Po river), well-drained soils rich in clay and calcareous marl, and an exceptional terroir.
Excellent as a dessert wine, it pairs perfectly with pastries, cakes, fruit salads, desserts, sushi, sashimi, and spicy dishes. Also delicious with ice cream, or on its own as an accompaniment to conversation among friends.
How to Serve
In order to appreciate this wine at its best, the bottle should be taken out of the cellar and immersed for about half an hour in an ice-bucket. The ideal serving temperature is 42.8° F – 46.4° F.
Candoni Moscato should not be aged and is best consumed young. The bottle should be stored horizontally in a cool, dark, damp cellar.
Pavia is located in the southwest corner of the Lombardy Region and is one of the top wine producing areas in Lombardy. Pavia is less than 70 miles away from the infamous Asti Region and has similar growing conditions, making it an ideal area to grow premium Moscato and Pinot Noir grapes.
Evidence of its viticultural heritage goes back at least 3000 years – a dated imprint of a cluster of grapes was once found on a sandstone rock in the district.
The vines benefit from an excellent microclimate (thanks to its proximity to the Po River), well-drained soils rich in clay and calcareous marl, and a terroir often compared to that of Barolo. The area is also considered the Pinot Noir capital of Italy. Although the climate here can lead to this grape ripening too early, it is well-suited to the Pinot Noir needed for the sparkling wines; picked at the early stages of skin ripeness, Pinot Noir displays a good balance of acidity and sugar required for these wines.