Ricco Cherry Moscato
Grapes are harvested in September and immediately crushed to obtain a must that is clarified and then filtered. The must is stored at 32°F and allowed to warm just prior to bottling, starting its fermentation process. The must is then combined with the Moscato base, which brings the sweetness and effervescent sparkling to the finished product. The blend is clarified and stabilized and then filtered to make it clear. A secret traditional recipe of natural cherry flavor is then added to release the distinctive notes of ripe cherries.
The Ricco Cherry Moscato combines the floral and fruity sweetness of Moscato wine with the natural flavors of ripe Italian cherries. It is semi sweet and rich with a balanced acidity and a fresh effervescent finish.
It is ideal as an aperitif. It also pairs well with chocolate desserts, goat cheese, pork ribs and tuna burgers. Cherry Moscato is perfect for making cocktails.
Suggested serving it chilled between 46°F and 50°F.
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Ricco means Rich in Italian and these wines are rich and sweet, seductivily fruity with intense all natural berries, peach and mango flavors!
Whether you prefer sweet red wine or sweet white wine, the Ricco collection features a variety of all-natural Italian, fruit-infused sweet wines. No matter what time of year, these Moscato-based wines are perfect for creating sweet wine cocktails.
Italian White Wine
The rolling hills and endless coastlines of Italy deliver a unique diversity of soils and climate to foster a number of regional specialties. With a multitude of indigenous varieties that thrive exclusively here, the selection of white wines offers a range of styles and flavors.
The most well-known white variety in Italy is of course Pinot Grigio. Typically found in the northern Italian regions, the light, fresh and easy-drinking options can be found in the Veneto region, while the richer, more complex styles come from Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino-Alto Adige. These two northeast regions are also crafting delicions Pinot Bianco and a regional specialty, Friulano.
In Piedmont, two white regions shine. The crisp and zippy Gavi, made with a Cortese grape, and Arneis, a variety that produces a subtle by dry wine. In the Veneto, the Garganegna grape creates the wine of Soave, a zesty but medium-bodied wine full of rich stone fruit and floral notes.
Further south, you'll find the pretty and floral Falenghina, rich and tropical Grillo and zesty Greco. Head to Sicily to discover the delicious and complex Etna Biancos, made with the Carricante grape in the island's volcanic soils.
If you enjoy a tangy but textured white wine with seafood, head to Sardinia and try out the Vermentino there. The grape is also found in other Italian provinces and is always a delight.