MOSCATO DI CAGLIARI DOC is white wine made with the Moscato Bianco grape grown mainly in the province of Cagliari, plus several townships (‘comuni’) in Oristano province on the Italian island of Sardinia (Sardegna’). See Sardinia south, Cagliari’s Campidano and Sulcis. The DOC was granted in 1972. The grapes are picked dried (raisined), hence the wine is ‘a golden dessert wine’ (Burton Anderson, 1990, p294). Dolce naturale is a sweet style. Dolce liquoroso naturale is also sweet but fortified with an alcohol content of 17,5% vol. If matured for one year may be called a Liquoroso Riserva.
PRODUCTION ZONE | 108 townships (‘comuni’) in the province of Cagliari and 79 in the province of Oristano.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC PRACTICES
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