Caposaldo Sweet Pink Merlot Moscato

POP! AAAHHH. POP! OOOOHHHH. Those are the sounds of Fourth of July, a summer Caposaldo Sweet Pink Merlot Moscatocelebration that explodes with tantalizing images and bringing much pleasure to our visual senses. Luckily sparklers aren’t just limited to the kind on a skinny metal stick shooting sparks out for a few seconds before fizzling into a burnt crooked rod. Sparklers can be enjoyed in a glass too. This Independence Day bring a little more sparkle to the party with a couple of bottles of Caposaldo Sweet Pink Merlot Moscato.

Sweet berry and rose aromas. Blackberry, raspberry and sweet floral flavors combined with effervescent bubbles. Light and refreshing perfect for a hot summer afternoon or an evening watching colors light up the sky. This wine pairs well with cherry or apple pie.

Varietal: 55% Merlot, 45% Moscato Bianco
Appellation: Italy
pH: 3.2
Acidity: 6.5 g/l
ABV: 9.5%
RS: 75 g/
SRP: $14.99

Grown in low yielding vineyards in Tuscany, Veneto and Lombardy high on the Italian hillside sun kissed grapes benefit from cool air coming across the hilltops at night. Fruit is hand harvested before undergoing temperature controlled fermentation. The wine is then sweetened with unfermented grape juice and allowed a second fermentation giving the wine its fine effervescent bubbles. This method of traditional, handcrafted winemaking combined with modern techniques is Caposaldo’s approach to creating iconic Italian wines.

Caposaldo is known for producing iconic Italian wines, Prosecco, Chianti, Pinot Grigio and Moscato, at affordable prices. Moscato is one of the fastest growing wine categories with its appeal to a younger and casual wine drinker it seemed logical to add a line of sweet sparkling wines.

Try this sparkling mixer either in a punch bowl or made special per glass.

Bubbly-Razz
2 oz. Caposaldo Moscato IGT
1 oz. Caposaldo Prosecco
Splash L’Heritier-Guyot Crème de Cassis
Pour into Champagne glass and garnish with fresh raspberries

Since it is summer and many activities will take place in the hot summer sun, place the 4th of Julypunch bowl in a cooler full of ice. The punch stays cool without getting watered down. For an added chill, freeze raspberries and use as ice cubes.

POP! I think someone’s calling my name. Oh and remember to be safe. Don’t be that person that tips a little too much bubbly and shoots a bottle rocket into the middle of a crowd. Er, not that I’ve ever done or experienced that you know. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!!!

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About Kellie Stargaard

Wine blogger
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