Appearance: Soft pale pinkAromas: Pears, tropical fruit and orange blossomsFlavors: Apricots, lime zest and cloves
Wine Maker Notes
• 2010 was an ideal vintage for the debut release of our Francis Coppola Presents Moscato because it was a particularly late, cool season, which is great for this varietal. With the lighter than normal crop came very rich, concentrated fruit.• To preserve our Moscato’s bright, lively fruit flavors and intense fragrance, we ferment in stainless steel. This technique produces a juicy medium-bodied wine, which is ideal for pairing with hors d’oeuvres – even savory and spicy appetizers.• Coppola family traditions are the inspiration for this wine as Francis fondly recalls that his grandfather Agostino used to make a homemade Moscato with Alicante Bouschet, the "baby grapes” as he called them, because of the intense red color they gave off in proportion to their tiny size. Not enough to change the beautiful flavor of the Moscato grapes, but just enough to give the wine a lovely pink hue.
Blend: 96% Moscato, 4% Alicante BouschetAppellation: CaliforniaAlcohol: 12%