About This Wine
When the subject turns to Moscato, most people think of Italy.
But there’s a lot of wonderful Moscato being made in other parts of the world, including Argentina. There, like in Spain and Portugal, the grape is known as Moscatel. The main difference is that in those countries the Moscatel wines typically are fortified.
In Argentina, the Moscatel grapes are made into a sweet still wine. And at Arido (pronounced AH-ree-doh), it’s not “Moscatel” that goes on the label, but rather the more familiar “Moscato.” If you didn’t know this wine was from Argentina, you’d swear it was from Italy.
Arido translates to “arid” in English, and that’s a perfect description of the climate where Arido wines are made. The vineyards are situated in the Upper Uco Valley of Argentina’s Mendoza region, which receives less than 4 inches of rainfall annually. And here’s a word for Arido Moscato that requires no translation: delicioso.
- Grape Composition:100% Moscatel
- Grape Source:Mendoza Growing Region of Argentina
- Aromas & Flavors:Candied Orange, Melon, Bright Apple and Roses
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing SuggestionThai cuisine, or an apple cobbler.
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