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2011 Arido Mendoza, Argentina Moscato

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This moderately sweet, semi-sparkling wine offers notes of orange blossom, candied orange, melon, bright apple and pear.

Varietal: Moscato Vintage: 2011
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About This Wine

What’s in a name?

In the case of Arido (pronounced AH-ree-doh), the name refers to the climate in which the winery is situated. Meaning arid in English, Arido is located in the Upper Uco Valley of Argentina’s Mendoza growing region, some 3,500 feet above sea level. There, the average rainfall per year amounts to less than 4 inches.

It’s a striking natural setting, where the days are warm, the evenings are cool, and the winegrapes are extremely concentrated in aroma and flavor. And concentrated winegrapes make for very flavorful and expressive wines.

Case in point: the 2011 Moscato from Arido, a moderately sweet, semi-sparkling wine that made a big impression on members of our tasting panel. Similar to Moscato d’Asti, it’s bright, fresh and appealing — the perfect companion to Chinese-style orange chicken, or a slice of pound cake topped with fresh fruit. It also makes a refreshing aperitif on a hot summer day.

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Tasting Notes

  • Grape Composition:100% Moscatel (Moscato)
  • Grape Source:Barrancas & Medrano Areas of Mendoza, Argentina
  • Aromas & Flavors:Orange Blossom, Candied Orange, Melon, Bright Apple and a Hint of Pear
  • Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2013
  • Food Pairing Suggestionorange chicken, or pound cake topped with fruit.

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