About This Wine
Lots of wine drinkers talk “dry” but drink “sweet.”
If you are one of those people (as are several members of our tasting panel), you’re in for a special treat. Berton Vineyards, a wine estate founded in the High Eden sub-region of Australia’s Eden Valley in 1996, makes a frothy, bubbly, fresh — and yes, slightly sweet — wine that may remind you of Asti Spumante.
And well it should, since it’s made from the very same grape variety: Moscato. Grown primarily in the Piemonte district of Italy, Moscato — a.k.a. Moscato Bianco or Muscat Canelli — has found welcoming second (and third) homes in California and Australia.
The 2010 Berton Vineyards Moscato “Frizzante” has an engaging orange blossom and musk aroma that leads to sweet peach and lychee flavors. Throw in a few bubbles, and this is the perfect summertime sipper and a tasty companion to everything from Chinese orange chicken to peach tarts. It’s a sweet treat, indeed.
- Grape Composition:100% Moscato
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in South Eastern Australia
- Aromas & Flavors:Orange Blossom, Peach, Musk and a Hint of Lychee
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2013
- Food Pairing SuggestionChinese orange chicken, or a peach tart.
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