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The word “Roscato” conjures up a sense of good times and good wine the world over. This iconic wine brand name is best known for its light, sweet range but what many people do not know is that they also produce red blends and sparkling wines.
Roscato combines their Old-World knowledge in the vineyard (grapes are grown in premier wine-producing regions in northern Italy) with state-of-the-art winemaking techniques, making irresistible wines. This quality, accessible wines are tailor-made for whatever social occasion is at hand. They are famed for being low to medium alcohol styles so lend themselves to professional get-togethers as well. We cannot forget solo sipping either; a Roscato is perfect for winding down after a busy day or revving up before a night out. For convenience, they have screw caps and are just really good value overall, enjoyed by people who are both new to wine and those with a little more experience.
For a mini deep dive into the best Roscato wine, relax, sit back, and read on.
Top 7 Best Roscato Wines 2021
Just the name makes you want to smile. All that rhyming.All that confidence.All that glitter. Roscato is an excellent alternative to white bubbly wine and goes down well when it is time to celebrate. It is made from Pinot Noir which gives it its festive pink-red hue and Moscato Bianco which adds sweet floral notes. The palate bursts with raspberry and strawberry and there is black fruit in there too.
This red sparkling wine is a beautiful balance between sweet and tart with good bubbles and a lovely crisp finish. It works well with light desserts and anything chocolatey.
If you are a Chardonnay lover, no doubt you are always looking for a new expression of your favorite grape. You will be in your own private heaven with this white Roscato from northern Italy. Made from 100% Chardonnay, this sweet white wine is fruit-forward with loads of apple and pear notes backed up with refreshing lemon and grapefruit zest. Crafted from fruit grown in Lombardia, it is tangy and juicy with a light, appealing spritz.
Best served chilled, Roscato partners well with grub that has a little chili spice to it. Think fish tacos or spicy red pasta sauces.
Now for a blend of four big Italian grapes, three that are intensely red and fruity and one that adds a brush of sweetness: Moscato. Teroldego adds the deep, red color and bright red fruit hints of cranberry and pomegranate. Croatina brings plummy notes and a dark hue to the blend and Lagrein adds loads of body and wild cherry.
These are some pretty powerful red grapes, but they are also some of Italy’s best blenders. As a result, Roscato is smooth and concentrated, but not overly bold. Its fresh fruit and sweet touches make it a good match for spicy cuisine, BBQ dishes, and desserts. It is red but chills it as this will enhance the fruit notes!
Veneto, from where the fruit in this light, acidic wine comes, is synonymous with a good, refreshing Pinot Grigio. On the nose, there is lemon and grass, on the palate, melon, light lemony herbs, and a glimmer of tropical fruit. The mouthfeel is lightly silky just like a Pinot Grigio should be.
When you invite friends around, Roscato is ideal to get the evening going so serve it as an aperitif. If you prefer it at the table, it pairs to perfection with seafood dishes and vegetarian cuisine. If mushrooms are your thing, you have found an ideal match in this summery wine.
If you are looking for a slow sipper or an accompaniment to steak, you have found your wine. Two heavyweight red grapes make this blend: Cabernet Sauvignon and Teroldego. The former adds muscle and tannic structure, the latter fresh red fruit notes.
All of the fruit in Roscatois cultivated in the heady heights of Italy’s Trentino-Alto Adige region. Ethereal yet rich, under its fruit-forward notes, it boasts a light brush of vanilla spice and a finish with chocolate notes. Overall though, this wine is a deep fruity red with a good body and it is hard to decide if it is dry or off-dry – in an entirely good way! In addition to your steak, many Roscato wine reviews recommend that you pair it with lamb dishes, game, or pasta.
Moving from deep, steak-worthy reds to light, fresh, spicy food-worthy whites, this Moscato is a dream. Made from 100% Moscato, it is full of summery peach and citrus and comes across somewhere between dry and off-dry.
This makes Roscato a versatile wine to pair with food. You can go for lean fish dishes, pasta, or shellfish but its sweet hints mean this white goes equally well with spicy Asian cuisine. This is also the best Roscato wine for a platter of hard cheese or cured meats too.
Teroldego makes an appearance again and this time it is pairing with lovely northern Italy Merlot. Technically a cool climate region, Merlot in this part of the country expresses violet, tobacco, chocolate, and gorgeous earthiness. Together, they make soft and silky Roscato.
Chocolate, vanilla, and oak lead this smooth red on the nose and palate. It opens out with cherry, strawberry, and cranberry then deepens to tones of plum and blackberry and closes with a smooth finish. Light tannins add form – but shyly and gently. This is an ideal pizza wine and also pairs with pasta, ribs, and light desserts.
Roscato wines cover an impressive amount of vinicultural territory in a compact range. You can find light and deep wines, sweet and dry, still and bubbly all made in an effortlessly savvy way with impressive results. They are good entry-level wines for exploring new varietals and equally enjoyable if you want a reliable Italian red or white that does what it says on the tin. Cincin!