California's Original Moscato
Allegro Moscato was California’s first Moscato made exclusively from Muscat Canelli, the same noble grape used to produce Italy’s famed Moscato d’Asti. Our wine is fresh and fragrant with orange blossom, apricot and peach aromas. Deliciously versatile, Allegro Moscato is refreshing on its own, but also makes a wonderful complement to brunch, desserts, spicy dishes and sweet and tangy sauces.
Allegro Moscato is handcrafted from our very own estate grown grapes. Our vineyard is located on the banks of the Kings River in the San Joaquin Valley, next to our winery. San Joaquin Valley’s rich, fertile soils, combined with the prevailing warm weather create ideal conditions for promoting fully ripened flavors. In particular, our vineyard’s river bank location and alluvial soils promote an extended growing season, with harvest typically a full 2-3 weeks later than most San Joaquin Muscat plantings. This extra “hang-time” provides for Allegro Moscato’s unique flavor profile; balancing sweet aromatics and flavors with a crisp mouthfeel.
Acreage: 40 acres
Location: Southern San Joaquin Valley/California Appellation
Trellising: T-Top, Bilateral Cordon
Soils: Alluvial, Silt, Sand
Our Winemakers have a long and successful track record of producing Muscat varietal wines in California. They take a hands-on approach to ensure the consistency and quality of what has become known as California’s premier Muscat Canelli Moscato.
Mark Rasmussen has been crafting wine for over 35 years. In addition to overseeing Allegro Moscato, Mark serves as SVP of Winemaking for our parent winery O’Neill Vintners & Distillers. Prior to O’Neill, Mark spent 12 years with Golden State Vintners where he was involved in winemaking and production across multiple wine regions and brands. Mark began his winemaking career in 1977 with Pacific Land and Viticulture and later moved to Sebastiani in 1982, where he became Director of Winemaking. In 1986 Mark started his own company, Global Vin and Beverage, where he was instrumental in the launch of both the Vinterra and Viansa wine brands. He holds an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and a graduate degree in Food Science/Enology from Fresno State University.
Kryss Speegle has held winemaking and enologist roles at O’Neill Vintners, Kenwood and Ravenswood. She has also worked for wineries in Napa, Mendocino, Germany and New Zealand. Kryss has served as a past judge for the San Francisco Chronicle and West Coast wine competitions and has taught wine courses at Santa Rosa Junior College and Napa Valley Wine Academy. She holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the WSET and is currently studying for the prestigious Masters of Wine credential. Kryss received a bachelor’s degree from University of Virginia and a graduate degree in Food Science/Enology from UC Davis. While at Davis, Kryss conducted sensory research for Dr. Ann Noble, creator of the Wine Aroma Wheel.
Awards & Accolades
As one of the few Muscat Canelli based wines on the market, Allegro offers a unique flavor profile versus other Moscato brands that are made with cheaper grapes. But don't take our word for it -- check out the amazing reviews that Allegro has received.