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2011 Charles Smith Secco Italian Bubbles Moscato Colli Euganei, Veneto, Italy

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Price History for 2011 Charles Smith Secco Italian Bubbles Moscato Colli Euganei, Veneto, Italy
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Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains (Moscato Bianco in Italy) is the oldest member of the Muscat family, which places it in good standing as one of the oldest grape varieties in the world. The variety is named for its small berries and seeds (petits grains), as is its red-skinned mutation Muscat à Petit Grains Rouges.

Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains is grown widely both in Europe and the New World. It may be produced in a number of wine styles and sweetness levels, each with its own regional tradition. Dry varietal wines show a range of citrus, floral and spice aromas, with a full, dry palate. Sparkling and slightly sparkling examples are typically sweeter and tend ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Colli Euganei wine region

    The Colli Euganei DOC, originally established in 1969, was modified in December 2010 when the Fior d'Arancio wines were promoted to DOCG status. The Colli Euganei are the hills which rise up from the Po-Venetian plain a short distance south-west of Padova (Padua). Their volcanic origin means their soils are rich in minerals and trace elements not found in other Venetian terroirs, and are particularly well suited to the production of wines with complex organoleptic profiles. The neighboring Colli Berici are, by contrast, made up of carbonate soils and marine fossils from an ancient seabed.

    Like Breganze to the north, the DOC's viticultural zone is best known for a particular style of sweet wine, rather ... more

  • Veneto wine region

    Veneto is a substantial and increasingly important wine region in the north-eastern corner of Italy. Administratively it forms part of the Triveneto zone, along with its smaller neighbors Trentino-Alto Adige and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. In terms of geography, culture and wine style ... more


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