- My Rating: [B]
Tranchero Casot Moscato d’Asti 2010, DOCG, 5.5% ABV, 750 ml., (Piedmont, Italy)
on the back label:
“A refreshing one syllable wine with a light spritz… from Sperling Vineyards. Made from a heritage ‘Moscato’ planting, these grapes are gently vinified to produce naturally lower alcohol, elegance and finesse.”
- Style: (frizzante, aperitif/digestif) Moscato d’Asti
- Taste: Controlled sweet tropical guava-pineapple fruity
- Where I got it : Brewery Creek / Vancouver
- How much: $23 CAD (after 10% off) – 750 ml., May 2012
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to sparkling wine aficionados: sure
Visual: (cellared for 7 years, 2010 vintage). DOCG sticker, numbered bottle, foil top with authentic stamped cork. Pours clear light apple juice yellow with suspended large bubbles, nano-bits of sediment.
Nose: light green apple, guava, a touch of lime. (lvl-2)-pungency
Attack: bright fruity entry, mildly tingly
Mid-palate: elevated bright fruitiness, background acidity, slight cloying (lvl-6-sweetness), GUAVA, pineapple
Finish: residual tangy apple, mostly clean
Summary: Tropical fruit city! Big exotic fruitiness with solid depth and body. It’s becomes cloying as it warms, would go nicely with a charcuterie, or with a warm cinnamon dusted apple pie to finish. Solid for its ABV.