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Moscato Giallo is an aromatic white wine variety from North East Italy.
This is one of the extended Muscat family of grape varieties of which there are dozens. This particular variety is quite uncommon outside Northern Italy and nearby Switzerland.
Moscato of course is Italian for what Anglophones call Muscat. Giallo means yellow.
Like its relatives Moscato Giallo is aromatic and often used for sweet wines, both still and sparkling. Some makers use this variety to make Passito wines.
Various Muscat varieties have had a long history in Australia used mainly to make sweet or liqueur style wines. Moscato Giallo is a relative newcomer, with only a few producers thus far.
Australian winemakers hope that this variety is capable of making more elegant table wines with emphasis on the aromatics rather than the sweetness.
Look out for some good dry white varietals or other dry white blends containing this variety.
Moscato Giallo is on of the varieties described in my book Rare Ozzies. It includes comments from Mark Holm from Ringer Reef Wines and from Kathleen Quealy.
This dozen contains 2 bottles from each of six different producers in several regions. It gives you a good overview of the styles of Australian Tempranillo.
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