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.
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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.
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.
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.