When I received this great bottle Woodbridge Moscato Wine from Woodbridge Winery, I had to laugh because I had been exploring Moscato wines of late. Included with the wine was a Popsicle kit and a recipe for Melon Mint Wine-sicles. I love it. I decided to split the experience into two, a post about the wine, and a later post about the recipe using the wine. So let me tell you about the wine and winery.
Woodbridge Moscato Wine by Robert Mondavi
The Mondavi legacy started from very humble beginnings. Newlyweds Cesare and Rosa Mondavi moved to Minnesota from northern Italy in the early 1900’s. Cesare became involved in shipping wine grapes from California for the home winemakers in Minnesota. He noticed that the majority of the grapes were coming from Lodi California. He saw an opportunity, and he moved his family to Lodi to start a family grape shipping business. Robert was just a small boy at the time.
From there, Robert’s parents strongly encouraged him to explore the local fledgling wine industry. After graduating from Stanford University and completing a crash course in viticulture at the University of California/Berkeley, Robert proceeded to immerse himself in all aspects of the wine industry. He ultimately established vineyards and wineries in Napa, Lodi California along with sourcing the best quality grapes from other wine regions around the world.
From that point on Robert Mondavi set out to accomplish his goal, a desire to put great fruit-focused everyday drinking California wines on every table in the US.
To Quote Robert Mondavi:
“I was trying to plant deep into the soil of our young country the same values, traditions, and daily pleasures that my mother and father had brought with them from the hills and valleys of central Italy: good food, good wine, and love of family.”
I think you would agree that he accomplished that and his goal. Today, the Mondavi name is a highly recognized name in wine.
“The Muscat Grapes for our 2012 Moscato were sourced mainly from the northern region of Coquimbo Chile. Coquimbo has a long history if growing exclusive Muscat grapes for Pisco, the local spirit that is produced, by law, from Muscat Grapes. The valleys run perpendicular to the coast and receive an abundance of morning fog, allowing for slow ripening and a pleasant sugar-acid balance.
With its aromatic floral scents, our 2010 Moscato displays light, sweet flavors with notes of orange marmalade and marzipan. In Italian Moscato’s style is referred to a frizzante, as it has a slight bubbly finish. Our Moscato pairs nicely alongside cheeses and lightly sweet desserts. It’s perfect for afternoon sipping with fruit and cheese; including creamy Brie or ripe figs or paired with lightly sweet desserts, such as roasted pears, cider-poached apples, or biscotti. Best served well chilled.”
This Woodbridge Moscato Wine was just as they said, delightfully light and refreshing on a warm afternoon. I took their advice and had it with an almond biscotti. It was a perfect match with the Woodbridge Moscato Wine 2012.
I mustn’t forget about the Melon–Mint Wine-sicles Recipe, I showcase in a recent post. You won’t want to miss out on the fun.
You can find Woodbridge Winery Moscato Wine 2012 on the Woodbridge website, amazon.com, totalwine.com and any good wine purveyor.
Time for a glass…