This precious sweet wine from Apulia was already exported by the Venetians about 1000 years ago. Today Moscato di Trani PDO is on the tables of connoisseurs.
Wine color: white
Alcohol content: 12.50% – 18% depending on typology
Characteristic of: entirely in Andria, Canosa di Puglia, Minervino Murge, Trani (BAT) and Bisceglie, Corato, Ruvo di Puglia (Bari); in part of the territories of Barletta and Trinitapoli (BAT), Bitonto and Terlizzi (Bari) and Cerignola (Foggia).
Grape variety: Moscato Bianco
The great value of Moscato di Trani wine had already been noticed around the year 1000 by the Venetians who were particularly skilled in trade. Leaping ahead to the 14th century, we find this famous sweet wine of Apulia in a decree of Count Robert of Anjou that regulated the export of fine wines to the ports of the Kingdom of Naples.
The apex seemed to have been sealed by the recognition of the Controlled Denomination of Origin in the ’70s. Instead, there was a period of stagnation interrupted by the Protection Consortium, which put together the dynamic strength of the wine producers and sanctioned the modern history of the beloved Moscato di Trani PDO. According to the production regulations, the typologies are:
Moscato di Trani PDO Natural Sweet shines with a golden yellow colour, has an intense and characteristic aroma and a sweet, velvety, well balanced taste.
Total alcohol: 12.50%
Moscato di Trani PDO Liqueur-like is different at first glance because of its
golden yellow to amber colour. It has a slightly aromatic, intense and characteristic scent and a sweet, velvety and warm taste.
Total alcohol: 18%