Uva Moscato D’Ambrugo or Black Muscat is made from the Vitis Vinifera Grape. This particular grape has been derived through crossing the Schiava Grossa and Muscat of Alexandria varieties of grapes. Although it is commonly made to be drunk as a table wine, there are some places such as in California’s Central Valley where the grape is grown in order to make a delicious tasting dessert wine. You will find that the dessert wine version of Uva Moscato D’Ambrugo is highly aromatic and has a very rich coloring to it. Whereas if it is fermented to make a table wine you will find that it tastes much drier and also is a much lighter red color.
As with any other types of wines made using varieties of Muscat grape this one requires to be served at room temperature. If not then the right sorts of aromas and flavors cannot be released and so the wine won’t be as enjoyable to drink. Ideally you should allow this wine to sit in a room that is not below 18 degrees centigrade before it is served.
Normally harvesting of the grapes will take place in early September this helps to ensure that flesh inside is very juicy and meaty. If they are not at this stage when harvested then the resulting wines produced won’t be as sweet and aromatic. The grapes themselves are quite large and round and have a pale blue-black appearance to them. The skin and consistency of these grapes is quite pruinose which helps them to create such delicious tasting table and dessert wines.