La Serra Moscato d’Asti (Italy)

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  • My Rating: B-

Tenute Cisa Asinari Marchesi di Gresy La Serra – Moscato d’Asti 2010, 5% ABV – 375ml, (Italy)

  • Style: (crackling) Moscato d’Asti
  • Taste Profile: fruity sweetness/fizzy -> muscat/red apple/peach/elderflower -> cloying/sweet juicy finish.
  • Where I got it : Legacy (?)
  • How much: ~$18, sometime in 2011
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to dessert wine aficionados: yes

Visual: DOCG numbered label and real cork. Pours pours lightly CO2 white wine yellow with a few clustered streams and bubbles in the glass.

Nose: white muscat grape with some sugars and a bit of acidity.

Attack: 8/10-dense sugary sweetness, light fizzy mouthfeel

Mid-palate: muscat grape, red apple, peach-apricot, hints of elderflower

Finish: light-medium sticky cloying, fruity sweet juicy finish.

Summary: A supremely drinkable palate cleanser and meal finisher wine. It has texture, sweetness, flavour, aroma, and low abv. Somewhat aggressive with the sugars.