What to Pair With Moscato
Nov 18, 2020
Moscato is a go-to for lovers of sweet wine. Pear, orange blossom, and honeysuckle are the key flavors you’ll find in most glasses of Moscato. This lovely wine is made with Muscat Blanc grapes—one of the oldest in existence.
Here’s how you can pair any Moscato for a remarkable, delicious outcome.
What Pairs Well With Moscato
Crab and Moscato can make a delicious pairing. The snappy texture and sweet, delicate flavors of crab work in harmony with the light, sweet Moscato. A high tannin wine would be too bold for the soft, intricate flavors of crab but Moscato is neither too bold nor too high in tannins. Pink Moscato is particularly well paired with crab and other buttery seafood dishes thanks to the hint of Merlot.
Lobster and Moscato are other options for seafood lovers looking for a favored pairing. The delicate flavor profile of expertly prepared lobster needs a wine that is just as delicate, light, and fresh. Pair your lobster with your Moscato of choice for a nicely balanced pairing.
If you’d prefer to pair your Moscato with a dessert, you’ll find a perfect pairing in bread pudding. When it comes to desserts and wine, it’s always best to match to similar sweetness. Both Moscato and bread pudding are light and sweet, neither having a bold or harsh flavor that would overpower the other.
Our coldwater rock lobster tails are carved tableside and served with clarified butter. Pair our lobster with Moscato for a subtle, balanced pairing where neither overpowers the other.
A glass of Moscato with our generously portioned crab cakes creates a great start to your Christner’s experience. Soft, sweet Moscatos complement the succulent crab and delicate seasoning.
The History of Moscato
The modern production of Moscato began in the 1870s, although the grapes it is made from have been around for much longer. Moscato is low alcohol and was favored by many winemakers due to this. They could drink a glass at noon without any effect on working the remainder of the day.
Moscatos have grown in popularity over time, having surged in sales beginning in 2011. There is a Moscato for everyone thanks to different regions, grapes, and brands. The most popular Moscaots are sparkling, semi-sparkling, and still. But, if you like pink, red, and dessert wines, you’re in luck. Pink Moscato is made with Muscat and Merlot grapes. Red Moscatos are the result of using the rare Schiava grape. And if you like the sweetest of the sweet, Moscato dessert wine is the way to go. Moscato dessert wines are generally made with Moscatel Roxo and Muscat grapes.
No matter the specific type, Moscatos are favored by those who like dry, sweet wines.
Try a Glass at Christner’s
If you’d like to try a glass of Moscato, visit our location in Orlando and pair it with our Lobster or Crab Cakes. At Christner’s, we have more than 4,500 bottles of wine to choose from. If you want assistance in selecting a wine, our in-house sommelier is happy to assist you with finding pairings.