Moscato D’asti 2009 – G.D. Vajra (med-lightly carbonated), 5.5% ABV, (Barolo, Italy)
On the back label:
“The winery is located on the West side of Barolo, in the village of Vergne. The grapes are all estate grown from a 40 hectare site, situated at an altitude from 350 up to 480 metres a.s.l. The wines are made with many years of experience and tradition; combining modern technology with generations of experience and indigenous varieties. The wines are elegant, fragrant, fruity with the ability to age for several years. This wine has a great backbone of acidity with layers of fruit and spice; and will drink well with many traditional Italian dishes such as pasta, as well as roast chicken, beef and lamb dishes.
- My Rating: B+
- Why I really like it: fruity elegant with finesse
- Where I got it: Taphouse liquor store (West Van.)
- How much: ~$25-$30 for a 375ml, Winter 2010
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: Yes, with friends
- Would I recommend this to wine afficianados: Absolutely
Tasting Notes: pours light sunshine yellow with a small but decent head that quickly dissipates, gentle CO2 streams, staying bubbles in the glass. Fragrant bouquet of summer peaches, apricots, pineapple, hint of minerals, and touch of floralness. When chilled drinks 5/10 sweetness, hits 7/10 and slightly cloying syrupiness after 10 minutes. Crisp acidic backbone, fruity body, good sweetness, very gentle/soft carbonation = great texture. Recommend 150ml pours – any more leaves sugar in the mouth.