Acrylic on Canvas, 16” x 20”
My cousins in Venosa, Italy grow both aglianico (red) and moscato (white) grapes. This painting is a companion piece to “Grapes Riepning in the Sun (Aglianico)”, and depicts the white Moscato grapes on the vine, ripening in the sun and just about ready to be picked.
Moscato makes a beautiful white wine with honey-like overtones. Most people think of sweet dessert wines or sparkling wine when they think of moscato, and those are wonderful, but moscato also makes a wonderful dry white wine that traditionally is an accompaniment to salumi. My brother Lenny, the winemaker, has made a fine moscato using domestic (California) grapes.