MOSCATO DI SCANZO D.O.C.G.

Description

The Municipality of Scanzorosciate is the only place where the Moscato di Scanzo is produced, a Muscat wine made using dark-skinned grape variety. Its taste is inebriating, soft, smooth and full-bodied. You can immediately spot it by its warm ruby red colour with purple shades.

Who are the two men depicted in the Consorzio del Moscato di Scanzo D.O.C.G. trademark? Simone da Scanzo and Alberico da Rosciate, after whom the territory of this wine was named.


A peculiar microclimate and the marble-calcareous formation on which the vines grow make grapes really unique, along with a high minerality and poor water availability. These characteristics are essential and make the grapes healthy, perfumed and rich of aromas. 

The production regulation is very strict. The manual harvest takes place between late September and mid-October and the carefully selected grapes are placed in natural drying on racks in ventilated rooms, for a minimum of 21 days. Afterwards, grapes get pressed and lose about 30% of their harvest weight.

Moscato is a very demanding wine: it does not tolerate wood, so it ages in glass and steel containers. It can only be sold after two years after the harvest, starting from November 1st. Its aroma and fragrance are very complex, with long-lasting persistence: it has an aroma reminiscing plums, marmalade, wild rose, maraschino, sage and red fruits. The new wine is characterized by hints of tobacco and chocolate, which later evolve and become more intense with the ageing. 

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The Municipality of Scanzorosciate is the only place where the Moscato di Scanzo is produced, a Muscat wine made using dark-skinned grape variety. Its taste is inebriating, soft, smooth and full-bodied. You can immediately spot it by its warm ruby red colour with purple shades.

Who are the two men depicted in the Consorzio del Moscato di Scanzo D.O.C.G. trademark? Simone da Scanzo and Alberico da Rosciate, after whom the territory of this wine was named.


A peculiar microclimate and the marble-calcareous formation on which the vines grow make grapes really unique, along with a high minerality and poor water availability. These characteristics are essential and make the grapes healthy, perfumed and rich of aromas. 

The production regulation is very strict. The manual harvest takes place between late September and mid-October and the carefully selected grapes are placed in natural drying on racks in ventilated rooms, for a minimum of 21 days. Afterwards, grapes get pressed and lose about 30% of their harvest weight.

Moscato is a very demanding wine: it does not tolerate wood, so it ages in glass and steel containers. It can only be sold after two years after the harvest, starting from November 1st. Its aroma and fragrance are very complex, with long-lasting persistence: it has an aroma reminiscing plums, marmalade, wild rose, maraschino, sage and red fruits. The new wine is characterized by hints of tobacco and chocolate, which later evolve and become more intense with the ageing. 

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Pairings

Moscato di Scanzo is a meditation wine, which can also be tasted by itself in order to enjoy its surprising aroma evolution.

Balanced and elegant, fairly sweet, it is perfect with the blue cheeses made in Bergamo D.O.C. strachitunt and gorgonzola, but also with bitto, formai de mut and goat cheeses. It is highly appreciated along with dark chocolate and dry patisserie.

The optimal serving temperature is 15 ° C, it  be served in large glasses to favor oxygenation.

Curiosity

Moscato is a meditation wine, whose ancient origins date back to the XIV Century.

During late XVIII Century, it was even well-known in Russia: in fact, tradition has it that the Czarina Catherine II of Russia received it as a gift from the renowned architect Giacomo Quarenghi, from Bergamo, who designed some of the most significant buildings in Saint Petersburg (the Hermitage Theatre, Berborodko Palace, the Palace of Foreign Affairs, the State Bank, the Court Pharmacy, Alexander Palace at Tsarskoe Selo and many more.

In 1850 it was the only Italian wine to be listed in London’s Stock Exchange for 50 guineas per barrel. In 2012 the Italian Mail decided to pay tribute Moscato di Scanzo D.O.C.G. by dedicating it a stamp with its own stamp cancellation.