100% Muscat Canelli from California.
SRP of $12 and available for as low as $10. Sample received courtesy Balzac Communications for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“Fresh, flirty and fragrant, Moscato Allegro is made in the tradition of classic Northern Italian Muscat wines. Using only the finest Muscat Canelli grapes, Moscato Allegro features a signature notes of exotic orange blossom and honeyed peach to create a deliciously versatile wine. Serve as an aperitif, pair with your favorite foods or enjoy all by itself. Salute!
No doubt about it, Moscato is hot. What’s not to like about it really — nicely sweet, sometimes with a little bit of bubbles, relatively cheap and generally of good quality. For generations of Americans that guzzle Coke and Pepsi the sugary sweetness of Moscato hits the spot. My only complaint about it is that some of the Moscato out there definitely goes overboard on the sweet scale. Now, if it’s labeled a dessert wine and consumed as such that’s OK, but if you’re not expecting that level of sweetness it can be a bit of a shock. Today’s wine, while still sweet, definitely does not go overboard. And I like it a lot.
The 2010 Martin & Weyrich Moscato Allegro begins with aromas of honey, orange peel, apricots, a little melon and some floral notes. Very nice. The wine is slightly effervescent and tastes nicely sweet with lots of honey, orange peel, peaches and vanilla flavors. A really delicious and easy to drink wine that is plenty sweet but not cloying at all. At 7.5% alcohol this is also quite nice for a low alcohol option. The finish is of medium length and sweet but still has enough crispness to it. Quite nice!
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