Other names: Moscofilero, Or Moscophilero, Moschophilero
Translations: Moschofilero Vīnogu, Moschofilero Vynuogių, Moschofilero de struguri, Moschofilero grožđa, Moschofilero nho, Moschofilero अंगूर, Moschofilero Uva, Moschofilero винограда, Μοσχοφίλερο σταφυλιού, Moschofilero العنب, Moschofilero 포도, Moschofilero Hroznová, Moschofilero ubas, Moschofilero葡萄, Moschofilero raïm, Moschofilero Hroznová, Moschofilero Uva, Moschofilero ענבים, Мосцхофилеро грожђа, Moschofileroグレープ, Moschofilero raisin, Moschofilero uva, Moschofilero винограду, Moschofilero Гроздова
The grape itself is a deep pink-skinned rosy grape, or can also be grayish. The wine it produces is a white wine.
Colors: Pink, rosy, grey
Flavors: Spicy, floral
Food complements: Fish, Salads
Wine complements: Drink this wine before a meal, And a lighter white wine with the meal
Substitutes: Muskat wine
Selecting and Buying
Choosing: The wine grows best in Greece, so make sure the bottle is from a Greek winery (which it most likely will be). Also look for one from the Peloponnese area, specifically the plateau of Mantinia.
Buying: Since they are local to Greece, availability may be limited outside of the country, so consider consulting your local wine store or ordering on line.
Procuring: The Moscofilero grape is one that gets ripe late in the season and is harvested in October. It grows best at an altitude in cooler temperatures, as hot weather can be damaging to it. Cool fermentation with skin contact in stainless steel vats.
Preparation and Use
Uncork, let rest for half an hour, then drink up!
Conserving and Storing
Store in its wine bottle, re-corked - preferably by using a system that removes the air from the bottle for the longest shelf life. Can store in the refrigerator or counter top. For unopened bottles, store in a wine rack in a cool, dry and dark place.