100% Moscato from Trivento, Italy.
SRP of $14 and available for as low as $9. Sample received courtesy DeVries PR for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“Style. Elegance. Sophistication.
Inspired by the allure of modern Italy, I create wines from some of the finest vineyards in Italy’s renowned Venezie region. Ecco Domani Moscato showcases bright floral hints of orange blossom and sweet tropical fruit aromas, with a flavor that is smooth and refreshing.
Moscato is hot, no doubt about it. As such, I contemplated naming this post “Moscato Madness” or “Moscato Mania” but that didn’t just seem to go far enough. “Monomania” on the other hand, “an obsessive zeal for a single object”, seems to better capture just how popular this variety is. I’m guessing today’s wine, which is a brand new introduction from the very popular Ecco Domani Wines in Italy, may just take this “Monomania” to a whole new level.
As we mentioned in the Moscato Allegro post last week, there’s a lot of Moscato out there, and it’s hard not to like it. The best examples; however, don’t go overboard with syrupy sweetness. Let’s see just how today’s measures up.
The 2011 Ecco Domani Moscato begins with a nice slightly sweet aroma of mandarin orange, honeysuckle and peach. The wine tastes really delicious and is easy to drink. This is a slightly bubbly (frizzante) wine that is clean and fresh with nice fruit. Not only that, but good acidity gives it lots of pairing power and combined with the sweetness would make it a good match for spicy foods. It finishes clean with some lingering mandarin orange and apricot. Quite tasty and sure to be a favorite!