It is highly possible that the Romans brought Moscato Giallo to Alto Adige when they ventured into the valleys inhabited by the ancient Rhaetians in 15 BC. Today, the grape is grown in warm areas of the Adige Valley between Salorno and Merano. With its pleasant Muscat perfume and the prominently sweet flavor, Moscato Giallo is a popular dessert wine. And when vinted as a dry wine, it makes the perfect aperitif.
Area under cultivation:
Oltradige, Bassa Atesina, Adige Valley, Bolzano basin
pergola and Guyot trellises
warm areas at lower elevations
Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, Muscat of Frontignan, Goldmuskateller, Muskateller, Muscat de Lunel, Yellow Muscat
8-12° C. (46-54° F.)
as an aperitif or with desserts or ripe blue cheeses