Delicately sweet and lightly frizzante, this wine is playful and aromatic across the palate, making it a terrific aperitif or great just on its own. With some well-balanced residual sugar and its notable spritz, the finish is impeccably clean and refreshing. In fact, this perfectly balanced Moscato is quite a pleasure after encountering some of the dark, syrupy Moscatos that do damage to a good, crisp Moscato's reputation.
Honey, Peach, White Peach
Appellation: Sori, Italy 100%
Grape: Moscato 100%
Alcohol by volume: 7%
Drink/Hold: Now and through 2015
After a few years of fruitless searching, we finally came up with a terrific Moscato producer last spring to regale us with the delicious and ridiculously popular Lot 228 Moscato (which sold out in a flash). The good news is we are back with the 2011 version from the same producer. Yes, that’s right, 2011. Moscato is the earliest ripening varietal in Europe typically picked sometime mid to late-August, but this year, the grapes ripened quickly and were picked early in August and went into the bottle in October – a bit like Beaujolais Nouveau, but better. Lot 311 2011 Moscato D’Asti is the real deal and every bit as good as last year’s wine.
You may have seen CHW in your local Costco. What makes it unique is that Cam and Jess do not own or even operate a winery; instead, they curate wine from high-end wineries all over the world – from sourcing grapes all the way to bottling the wine – managing the wine-making process and resulting in palate-pleasing wine for a fraction of the cost – think Gilt Groupe for wine.