GRAPE VARIETY: Yellow Muscat
VINEYARD LOCATION: The hills of Kurtatsch
CHARACTERISTICS: Typical aperitif wine, with a characteristic Muscat perfume
COLOR: Radiant yellow
RECOMMENDED PAIRINGS: Suitable as an aperitif, otherwise with exotic dish es and Asian cuisine
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 8-9° C. (46-48° F.)
ABOUT THE WINE: Yellow Muscat is one of the world's oldest grape varieties. The Romans spread it its area of origin in Asia Minor throughout their entire empire. Thus the grape came to the area of Alto Adige over two thousand years ago, where it has been known by the Germany name "Goldmuskateller" since the Middle Ages. Alto Adige Yellow Muscat is for the most part vinted with pronounced residual sugar. Among the exceptions is the dry Kurtatsch Moscato Giallo which, as a result of its outstanding acidity structure, has a very fresh and spicy effect. It has a little less Muscat flavor than the Kurtatsch variety with the residual sugar, but it is inspiring with its exotic tones of spice and the jasmine and apricot aromas in the background.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
Alcoholic content: 11.00 %
yr. 2016 Vinum Wine Magazine:
15 of 20 Points.
"Vinum Wine Magazine" has rated the wine "Kurtatsch - Cortaccia Goldmuskateller Moscato Giallo" from the vintage 2016 on 01.08.2017 with 15 of 20 points.
This clearly recognisable Vernatsch wine originates the vineyards around Lake Kaltern: fresh and drinkable, it has appealingly delicate aromas of violets and cherries.
full, velvety and harmonic wine - colour: rubin red up to dark garnet red - scent: harmonic aroma and fragrance of woodberries - taste: dry, full, velvety with light tannins
The intense, aromatic bouquet, together with soft, full character needs flavoursome dishes. We recommend serving this wine with shellfish, flavoured cheeses and desserts, such as strudel. Also a good match with spicy dishes and sweet and sour creations with an Asian touch.
Colour: strong garnet red. Aroma: invitingly open and multi-layered with violets, chocolate, ripe damsons, cloves. Taste: elegant with velvety structure, soft tannins, light bitter almond tones, youthful freshness, rustic elegance, unpretentious yet cosmopolitan: the perfect symbiosis of the traditional and the modern