2020 Saracco Moscato d'Asti (375ml)
Described by Vinous Media wine critic Ian D'Agata as the 'DRC of Moscato d'Asti', this is a captivating example of Moscato.
Brilliant water like core with a very faint tinge of green coursing the outskirts. Blossoming out of the glass are fragrant fresh sultana grape, rosewater, musk and light pineapple scents. Light on its feet and bursting with freshness, a delicate spritz adds effervescence to a natural fruit sweetness on the palate. Flavours of sultana grapes, tropical fruit, musk and sweet peach have a crisp, refreshing finish. Long deliciously fruity yet airy aftertaste.
Drink over the next 2-3 years.
A lot of Moscato, not least many of the local ones, are sweet junk. This is not that.
Complex, floral, fresh mint, ripe lime and peach. Fine balance between sweetness and acidity, gentle bubbles tickle the palate, there’s a little chalkiness, and fragrant mouth-perfume, and the finish is fresh and precise, and flat out yum. There’s a vanilla pudding sort of flavour in here too. Breakfast or dessert? Either/or. Yum. Drink 2021-2023+
Gary Walsh – The Wine Front