2019 Moscato D’ Osoyoos
We celebrate the fact that we make wine in a region where vintage variations play an important role. Typical growing seasons are a nightmare for commercial wineries interested in making consistent but boring wines. For us, however, it defines our interest in wine. We look forward to seeing what Mother Nature gives us to work with each year. It is the effects of each vintage on the finished wine that urges us to start verticals of our favourite wines then follow their evolution and discuss their merits at tastings with friends.
Inspired by the renowned Moscato d’Asti of the Piedmont region in Italy the Moscato d’Osoyoos expresses an intense and complex array of aromatics displaying this grape’s true varietal expression. The light effervescence adds to the texture of this wine and showcases the classic Moscato flavours and perfumes of orange blossom, peach rind, rose petal and melon.
At half the residual sugar of Asti, with more bubbles and higher acidity, our Moscato is much more versatile and is a great pairing with aromatic spicy dishes like thai, cambodian and Vietnamese cuisine.
Please note prices do not include applicable taxes or bottle deposit (PST 10% and GST 5%)
With under 10% Alc./Vol. our Moscato is a perfect aperitif, dessert or brunch wine. It can even be a great acompaniment to fish curries (green).
|Region:||Osoyoos Lake District and the Golden mile Bench|
|Age of Vines:||8-10 years old|
|Aging:||100% Stainless steel tank|
Presented in a tallish, 500ml bottle this is a fabulous off-dry, gently sparking and low alcohol white patterned on Italy’s Moscato d’Asti. It is rendered here with remarkable purity and acuity. It is only 9.9% alcohol, spry, effervescent and perfectly balanced. The aromatics are exuberant with mandarin/orange which is muscat’s secret weapon. But also nuances of green tea, lavender and anise. The focus and length are excellent. An ideal summer sipper at the end of the night. Value 5/5
David Lawrason | Wine Align | Tasted: July 2020