I am confused between Moscato and Riesling wine and not sure about both the wines. What is the difference between them?
So, basically, both the wines are very different in all aspects and have an identity of their own. I will tell you all the primary differences between them. So, let’s start!
Firstly the type of grapes variety that is used in the making of both the wines is different. The Riesling wine is produced from the Riesling grape variety, whereas the Moscato wine is produced from the muscat grape variety.
Even the origins are different for both of them. The Riesling is originated from Germany, whereas the Moscato was produced in Italy.
Talking about the flavors that they offer are also not the same. The Moscato gives you notes of peaches, honey, citrus and fruity, but the flavors of the Riesling are mainly apples and pears.
Riesling is sold at many levels of sweetness, from dry to syrupy sweet ice wine. The Moscato I’ve had has all been sweet or off-dry at best.
Riesling has a very high sugar content, but it also has an enormous total acidity to balance it, but Moscato is a little sweeter in taste, and unlike the Riesling, it can not last more than five years.