You can probably tell from the name of my blog and social channels that I have a love for a certain type of Italian wine. Italy is known for producing some of the best wines in the world, and whether you are looking for white wine, red wine, sweet wine, or one that is
Italy has been making wine for over 4,000 years. In fact, all 20 of Italy’s regions produce wine.
No other country in the world can say that! Each region has its own distinctive topography as well as their own winemaking traditions – giving each region their own variety of specialty wines.
Moscato has been my favorite wine since I attended a local wine tasting and fell in love. While Moscato is known for its sweetness, some are much sweeter than others, and tastings are a great way to find your favorite.
Moscato is said to have originated in the rocky regions of Northwest Italy’s Aosta Valley and Piedmont regions, but is also made in regions as far south as Basilicata and Sardinia.
There are also many different clones of this grape, but all feature that distinctively aromatic bouquet of ripe apricots and pear.
Riesling, another often sweet wine, comes from areas like Lombardy, one of Italy’s larger regions, which accounts for 3% of Italy’s wine production of both red and whites.
Riesling can also be found
Typically, they are made in a dry style, but they will always bear the hallmark notes of green apple and nectarine that give the impression of sweetness.
But sweet wines are not all that you will find in Italy. The region of Abruzzo accounts for 6% of Italy’s wine production including the full-bodied Montepulciano.
A little further south in Basilicata you will find Aglianico, another amazing robust red that pairs well with rich, roasted meats and hard cheeses.
You can learn more about all of the different Italian varietals by visiting ExtraordinaryItalianWine.us and by following on Facebook and Instagram.
I love Moscato because I feel like it pairs with most anything. It is a light wine that goes great with white fish, chicken, salads – virtually everything.
It is also perfect for pairing with a variety of tapas, which makes it the perfect choice of wine for entertaining a crowd.
Remember to always drink responsibly – one of the best things about quality time with loved ones is everyone getting home safely.
Whether you are looking for the best sweet wine to enjoy alone or with loved ones, choose an Italian wine to “Taste The Passion” in every sip.