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The Pfefferer grape is considered one of the oldest grape varieties ever, it is in fact a variation of the (golden) Muscat grape. In South Tyrol and Trentino we find a particularly interesting species, the Pfefferer grape. It is relatively long and partially double-shouldered; the color of the berries is yellow when fully ripe. The bouquet of the grape is spicy, very aromatic, both characteristics that can be found in the wine. This surprises wine lovers with its elegant, tangy, youthful nature, as well as its distinct character.

The Muscat grape is found throughout Italy. It is one of the great historical grape varieties and therefore one of the oldest vines cultivated by man. It is believed to have originated in the Near East and thrives best in very warm and dry areas. The name Moscato / Muscat is probably derived from 'musca' (Latin) fly. Pliny the Elder called it uva apiana, a bee's cluster, because the highly fragrant fruit magically attracts bees. A less prosaic explanation of the origin of the name is the small berries, which are very similar to the seeds of the nutmeg nut tree. There are several main varieties in different berry colors; from white to pink to red. The white varieties are the most common and are often characterized by a certain sweetness and a distinct grape flavor. Muscat wines have a very wide spectrum of aromas, from banal to the greatest treasures of the wine scene. The predominant styles are light sparkling or semi-sparkling wines such as Moscato d'Asti or the famous Asti Spumante from Piedmont. - Gerardo



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