100% Muscat from Western Cape, South Africa.
SRP of $12 and available for as low as $8. Sample received courtesy Cape Classics for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“Delight in the juicy peach and apricot flavors of Jam Jar Moscato. This bright and cheerful bottling is fabulous for a special occasion toast, yet sweet-natured enough to enjoy every day. It’s luscious fruity goodness in every sip!
With a name like Jam Jar you should be well aware as to what you’re getting yourself into before you even try it, and this wine lives up to its name! Moscato is quite the rage currently, but there are a number of different styles available — from thick syrupy sweetness to lightly sweet low-alcohol frizzante wines. Today’s wine actually splits the difference a bit, although it definitely leans more towards the syrupy sweet side of things.
The 2011 Jam Jar Moscato begins with pleasant and sweet aromas of peach, apricot and a little tropical fruit. The wines tastes syrupy sweet and features more peach and apricot along with orange, mango and pineapple. It also has just the teeny tiniest bit of fizz to add a nice contrast to all that sweetness. Good acidity also helps offset some of the sweetness and keeps it fresh and even slightly crisp. On the finish it turns to more sour tropical fruit flavors which again helps keep the sweetness from overpowering. Really quite a delicious Moscato for those who enjoy a nice juicy sweet wine!
There is also a Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz for the sweet red lovers that we will be trying soon!