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G. D. Vajra Moscato D’Asti 2012


Recommendation: Very nice Moscato D’Asti wine

Winery/Producer: G. D. Vajra; Barolo, Italy.

Grape Variety: Moscato bianco.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Moscato D’Asti; Piedmont, Italy.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $18.00

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Panini on cibatta bread with turkey, swiss cheese, pineapple and course dijon mustard.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear, Very light wheat straw color with greenish tones. Semi-sparkling. Floral and light damp earth aromas. Very nice bubbly mouth feel and intense honey and ripe apple taste that carries through a long finish. Outstanding with the pinini sandwich, especially the pineapple. Both the bubbles and lightness of the wine (only 5.5% alcohol) made it good with the food and drinking alone. A very nice Moscato D’Asti wine and a special treat with lunch…two thumbs up from me.

    She said: Medium golden yellow, bubbly, no legs which perhaps reflects the 5.5% alcohol content. The aroma was fruity and has tropical fruit scents that blossom in the mouth. Semi-sweet, smooth, and almost creamy, the wine had a medium long sweet finish that fades away gently. I’m not a fan of sweet wines but I like this much more than most Rieslings and the only Rieslings I like are dry ones. Delicious with the panini sandwich.

    G. D. Vajra vineyard near Barolo, Italy

    Comments: Guest taster: Light lemon colored sparkling wine served with turkey, Swiss, pineapple panini. Aroma featured fruity notes, especially grapefruit, and meadows on a rainy day. The flavor was sweet and paired well with the pineapple. Somewhat creamy but not a long lasting finish.

Alcohol: 5.5%

Bar code: NA

Imported by: The Country Vintner; Ashland, Virginia.