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Pairing Chocolate and Moscato/Muscat

Fine Dessert Wines

Also known as Moscato, Muscatel or Muscadel, Muscat is a fragrant dessert wine produced as both a sweet semi-sparkling wine (Moscato d’Asti) or a sweet still wine. Muscat wines are produced in many countries including Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, and smaller countries like Greece, Moldova, Lebanon and Slovenia to name a few. The Muscat grape itself can range in color from white to black and are high in sugars and flavonoids (antioxidants).

Sweet Moscato and Moscato d’Asti wines are very good served chilled on their own as a refreshing summertime wine. Also very good with lighter Thai dishes or other spicey dishes, as the sweetness offsets some of the spiciness. Moscato wines pair beautifully with light or mild fruit or creamy desserts, blue or cheddar cheese, biscotti, fois gras, nuts, pannetone, meringues, souffles, berries or even chocolate. When produced as a dry white wine, Muscat is high in acidity with orange blossoms, lemon-lime, grapefruit and citron in the nose, but on the palate it is crisp, tart, dry and refreshing. Dry muscat is a perfect aperitif or cheese wine. Moscato/Muscat pairs best with smooth white chocolate, as this sweet dessert wine compliments smooth and sweet white chocolate.

Shop our suggested selections below, with a four-piece pre-made selection, as well as a "build your own tasting flight" option to host your own chocolate and wine pairing. Please keep in mind, all pairings are subjective person-to-person, and these are mere suggestions to help get you started to find your favorite pairings. We also have posted a wine aroma wheel so your guests can use it as a guideline to discuss what flavor notes/aromas they are noticing with each pairing. Want to share your initial thoughts or your favorite pairings? Let us know here! Want to share your thoughts? Our Discussion forum is live in Spring 2020!

Download WWC's Wine & Chocolate pairing notes template for hosting your own tasting party

View an Example of our Tasting Sheet (Post Pairing)

Download a Wine Aroma Flavor Wheel

Muscat & Chocolate Pairing Selection

Four light and smooth chocolate bars to pair with Muscat.

Build-Your-Own Muscat & Chocolate Pairing Selection

Mix-and-Match our chocolate bar suggestions to build your own pairing flight.

How To Host a Pairing Party

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How To Host a Pairing Party

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