Moscato di Scanzo, an italian passito wine you need to discovered
Moscato di Scanzo is one of the oldest and noblest italian passito wines, loved by those who are looking for a precious wine, suitable for meditation. Just outside Bergamo, Lombardy, in an area that has nothing to envy to the most famous wine regions, on the hills of the City of Scanzorosciate, 30 hectares in all, rank the vineyards that give rise to the characteristic black-blue grape.
You have news of this wine right from the middle of the 15th century. In addition to being one of the rare black passito wines, is famous for two other reasons. The first: it was the first italian wine to be listed on the London Stock Exchange. The second: Giacomo Quarenghi, one of the most famous citizen from Bergamo, official architect of Catherine II between 1780 and 1785, besides making memorable the Russian city, thanks to its buildings, gave the Empress a supply of this precious liqueur wine in gratitude.
Moscato di Scanzo is best accompanied by blue cheese, chocolate or cocoa based confectionary.
It is so appreciated even outside Italy that a member of Consorzio Tutela del Val Calepio is supplier of the Royal House of England.
In the next post we’ll go looking for new Italian wine areas and other precious vines.