2010 Gabbiano Moscato, Piemonte, Italy $3.99

Silverdale, WA    7% alc.    (Purchased on 7/5/13)

IMG_1075Excellent very tightly sealed cork gives a subtle pop as it’s extracted.  Fine frothy sparkle (frizzante’) as it’s poured into a glass.  Brilliant pale straw color and typically aromatic fruity, melon and orange Muscatty nose.  Tingles on the tongue.  Quite sweet, but not syrupy and showing well-defined fruity Muscat flavors.  Well-balanced lemony acidity and the sparkle help cut the sweetness.

For true Moscato lovers, this is a fine example and at this price, it’s really hard to beat.  Serve it well-chilled with brunch or as a summer sipper with nuts and salty cheeses…or pour it over fresh berries or peaches for a light, but flavorful dessert.

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