It’s a familiar cycle: a trend is cutting edge, it becomes popular, and then it’s overexposed. It happens in music and fashion, but it can happen in wine as well. This was the case with rosé, which was as maligned in the early 2000s as it is now adored. This is also the story of Moscato.
Don’t judge the bottle
Moscato is the Italian word for wine made from grapes in the Muscat family, often Muscat Blanc. Around 2010, Moscato sales skyrocketed in the U.S. The majority of the wine sold was simple and sweet, and sometimes lightly sparkling. This is the image of Moscato lingering in our collective memory, but it’s not the whole story. Muscat Blanc can also be vinified into a still, dry wine. Dry expressions, like the Blue Apron 2021 Lucas & Lewellen Moscato, are powerfully aromatic, refreshingly acidic, and exceedingly food-friendly.
Dry Moscato in the glass
Look for these classic aromas in your pouring of Moscato
- Orange Blossom
- White Flowers
Dry Moscato at dinnertime
Moscato’s lush fruit flavors and tart acidity make for easy pairing. These are some of our favorite meals to pair with dry Moscato.
Try serving the salad component of this dish as an appetizer. The fresh herbs are the is the perfect complement to aromatic Moscato.
The lemony yogurt and pops of sweet raisin in this stuffed poblano pepper will play nicely with Moscato’s lemon and ripe fruit flavor profile.
For a light dinner, try a glass of dry Moscato alongside this green farro salad. The bright herbs and roasted vegetables will get a lift from Moscato’s tart acidity.
Try our new dry Moscato wine
The 2021 Lucas & Lewellen Moscato comes from old vine grapes grown in the Don Miguel vineyard, where rocky-clay soils, cool temperatures, and a long growing season yield exceptional Moscato. The old vines yield fruit with concentrated flavor, creating an aromatic and complex wine. This example fills the glass with stone fruit aromas and flavors.
Try this bottle for yourself! Find it in the Blue Apron Market.