Celebrate National Moscato Day with Gallo Family Vineyards
National Moscato Day (May 9th) is fast approaching and so is Mother’s Day (May 11th), so I figured what better way to get ready than to share with you my thoughts on Gallo Family Vineyards Moscato so you are ready for both days. A few weeks ago I got a package of all three of Gallo Family Vineyards’ Moscato to try and share my thoughts. I can’t tell you how many people wanted to come over that day to sample wines with me. So I called up my mom, my sisters and my sister in law and told them to free up one Saturday afternoon for us to give these wines a try. My oldest sister wanted them all to herself. I don’t remember her ever being this excited about trying out a product before. The three flavors from Gallo Family Vineyards include Moscato, Red Moscato and Pink Moscato. Here’s our thoughts on the wines.
The Pink Moscato – The Gallo Family Vineyards Pink Moscato is light-bodied and full of fresh citrus and peach along, with hints of red berries and orange. Pairing suggestions: The light citrus flavors in this Pink Moscato pair nicely with sweet desserts or cheeses such as mahón and manchego. Alcohol by volume: 9.96%
Our thoughts: I loved this bottle the most from all the moscatos we tried from Gallo Family Vineyards. It was just the right balance of sweetness and tartness for me. It wasn’t overtly sweet or to tart. I am new to wines and since I prefer sweet wines a moscato is usually the first one I go for. I really like this wine for light dishes like seafood and soup. My mom also loved this wine. My two sisters thought it was good as well. This is a great bottle it give as a gift to party hosts and would do excellent at cocktail parties. Anyone who enjoys wine would enjoy this Pink Moscato, whether it’s their first time or they drink wine regularly. We all recommend this bottle to give as gifts and it would go perfectly with a lovely Mother’s Day brunch with a nice french toast and strawberries and cream.
The Moscato: The Gallo Family Vineyards Moscato is refreshing with flavors of peach, honey and ripe citrus to round out the light-bodied style. Pairing suggestions: The sweetness in this Moscato balances the flavors in a wide variety of spicy dishes and the peach notes are a nice match for many soft and hard cheeses as well as everyday desserts. Alcohol by volume: 10.1%.
Our thoughts: My mom and sisters really enjoyed this wine the most. We had curry goat for dinner that night with jasmine rice and they loved how it tamed the spiciness of the curry. Its very light and the sweetness level was just where we wanted it to be. This would work great in cocktails and recipes. It would also make a lovely hostess gift or work well with dinner. I think it would great at a tapas party or dessert bar. It’s a nice bottle to purchase if you’re curious about wine.
The Red Moscato: The Gallo Family Vineyards Red Moscato has lively flavors of sweet citrus and peach, with a red berry finish. Pairing suggestions: The wine’s refreshing, medium-body is best enjoyed chilled and pairs perfectly with light cheeses, spicy cuisines or rich desserts. Alcohol by volume 10%.
Our Thoughts: My mom and one of my sisters didn’t like the Red Moscato because it wasn’t as sweet as they would have liked. I loved it, so did my older sister. It went to well with our curry goat. It was perfect for that dinner we ate. I think this wine would go lovely with any kind of red meat or lean meat like beef, bison, deer, goat anything like that and it would go perfectly with one another. I don’t usually drink red wine because it’s so dry. I find myself enjoying different types of wine as I get older and explore trying them with different foods. This would be great for a dinner party that you’ll be serving a full meal. It would also work great in making recipes that have a nice stew. It was very rich in flavor and a little bolder than the other two moscatos. I recommend this one for Mother’s Day dinner or the next time you get some spicy Indian food. You’ll love the flavor.
Gallo Family Vineyards’ Moscato works well for all different kinds of occasions and it’s a tasty wine that affordable. They retail for about $5.00 a bottle so you can afford to give them a try and I’m sure you’ll love them as much as I did. You can also connect with Gallo Family Vineyards on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about their wines and get ready for #MoscatoDay on May 9th and Mother’s Day on May 11th with recipes, wine suggestions and more.
About Gallo Family Vineyards:
It began when prohibition ended. Ernest & Julio Gallo were traveling the country selling grapes from the family vineyard. What they really wanted to do, however, was start a winery. They borrowed $5,000 from Ernest’s mother-in-law, taught themselves how to make wine by reading books in the local Modesto library and their dream was born.
A lot’s happened in the last 80 years and we’ve learned plenty along the way. Not only about making great wine, but also about what it means to be a family. While many traditions change, our family’s tradition has not and Gallo Family Vineyards is proud to still be family owned. Today, our family has expanded to include four generations of Gallos, as well as a Winery of employees that are now family too.
We’re proud of our tradition of making great wine. But most of all, we’re honored to be invited to wherever your family gets together.
FAMILIES HELPING OTHER FAMILIES:
Every day, more than 8 million seniors in the United States face the threat of hunger. We believe no one should go hungry, which is why we’ve partnered with the Meals On Wheels Association of America to fight hunger with the Every Cork Counts campaign. But we need your help!
From now until December 31, 2014, Gallo Family Vineyards is helping feed families by donating $1 to the Meals On Wheels Association of America for every one of our wine corks that you send us (up to $50,000). Giving back is easy. All you have to do is uncork a bottle of wine to share with your family and mail the cork to our family, or submit a photo of the cork to us electronically.