Mùscat, a Moscato di Scanzo beer
Pagnoncelli Folcieri, an estate known for its Moscato di Scanzo, in collaboration with the Birrificio Alvemar has come out with a Moscato di Scanzo beer: Mùscat.
Evermore the worlds of wine and beer are coming together, intermingling and giving birth to new ideas and new products. A case in point is Mùscat, from the Pagnoncelli Folcieri estate known for its Moscato di Scanzo wine, the smallest DOCG appellation in Italy with a total of 31 hectares of vineyards. Here they make a sweet wine made from raisinated red grapes produced exclusively in the hills of the town of Scanzorosciate, in the province of Bergamo.
This year Francesca, the daughter of the pharmacist Maurizio Pagnoncelli, the owner of the estate along with his parents, siblings Federico and Serena and husband Massimo, decided to come out with a Moscato di Scanzo beer. The idea actually came from a client of theirs, Giacomo Masserini (as mentioned on the label) who already last year helped find the right brewery with which to experiment with the first worts. Production is handled by the Birrificio Alvemar brewery, in the province of Lecco, and its brew master Giovanni Marsan. The product was a hit from the start but compared to the initial experiments, the beer this year uses a greater percentage of Moscato di Scanzo must, 10%. The result is a beer that is even more pronounced and distinguished by its fruity flavors and spice. Francesca and her family consider this to be the right product to enrich their very small line of product, all made using Moscato di Scanzo from their vineyards on Monte Bastia, an historic area and cru in the town of Scanzorosciate.
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Made using grape must, this is an Italian Grape Ale, the only existing and recognized Italian brewing style. It is made using the must from dried Moscato di Scanzo grapes (10%) with double...