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How Many Calories Are in Moscato Wine?

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author image Meg Campbell
Based just outside Chicago, Meg Campbell has worked in the fitness industry since 1997. She’s been writing health-related articles since 2010, focusing primarily on diet and nutrition. Campbell divides her time between her hometown and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
How Many Calories Are in Moscato Wine?
A close-up of two glasses of Moscato wine varieties. Photo Credit Torsten Schon/Hemera/Getty Images

Moscato wines can be as diverse as the muscat grapes they’re made from. Whether they’re produced in Italy, France, Spain, Australia or California, these light-bodied wines are almost always sweet, fragrant, bubbly and low in alcohol.

Moscato Wine

A typical Moscato wine -- the kind that’s generally classified as white wine -- contains just over 120 calories per 5-ounce serving, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The calories come from the alcohol and carbohydrates in the wine.

Fortified Varieties

Although Moscato wine is usually pale yellow or light golden in color, red- and rose-hued varietals are also available. These darker wines tend to be fortified, sweeter and slightly higher in calories -- a red Moscato produced by one California winery provides just under 140 calories per 5-ounce serving.

Other Considerations

While Moscato wines are often served chilled and paired with fruit, mild cheeses or a light dessert, they’re far lower in calories than other sweet wines. According to the USDA, the average dessert wine contains almost twice as many calories per ounce as the average Moscato.

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