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2011 Moscato, California
Brass Tacks 2011 Moscato, California









About Moscato
Moscato, also known as Muscat, is perhaps one of the oldest domesticated grape varieties. It is believed to have originated in Greece or in the Arabian Peninsula. The Romans brought the varietal to Italy, and later to France. Early records show that it was in France during Charlemagne’s reign. Muscat is one of the most prolific grapes, with over 200 known varieties in the world.

Muscat is known for its pronounced sweet aromas, the only grape variety to produce wine with the same aroma as the grapes themselves. Pliney the Elder referred to Muscat as "the grape of the bees".

Muscat vines are vigorous but low yielding, resulting in medium bunches with lots of flavor. Muscat grapes are used to produce still, sparkling and dessert wines.

Tasting Notes
Brass Tacks Moscato is sweet and refreshing, with aromas of white peach and apricot. Lively flavors of ripe summer fruit are accented by hints of honey and citrus.

Food Pairings
Serve chilled as an aperitif, with your favorite spicy dish, or as a dessert wine.
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89 points - Very Good, Strong Recommendation
"Luscious aromas of dried apricot, nectarines, honeysuckle and candied orange peel hint at the honeyed texture and flavors of marmalade, peaches and mango to come. The finish is juicy and sweet and dotted with hints of apricot."
- 2013 Ultimate Wine Challenge

Bronze Medal
- 2013 World Wine Championship

Bronze Medal
- 2013 Sunset International Wine Competition
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