Saturday, September 10, 2011

Review: ***+ $$ Cameron Hughes Lot 228 Moscato d'Asti, DOCG Sori, Italy, 2010 - GOOD VALUE

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By way of background, opening thoughts: Lightly effervescent, lightly sweet and lightly alcoholic... Moscato d'Asti's at their best are pretty light on their feet. But with the lightness, you're looking for enough attitude to remember things.  Cameron Hughes, a negociant, has offered a first Moscato d'Asti in his line.  We're here to check it out...


Original tasting and review : This is Cameron Hughes Lot 228 Moscato d'Asti, DOCG Sori, Italy, 2010, finished at 7.% alcohol.

In the glass: Effervescent, even frothy, light yellow with olive cast.

On the nose: Poured cool with a brief decant and swirled vigorously, shows bright, sweet and limey.  From the aroma, seems like this will be tangy, fun.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact sweet, soft, concentrated lime-ade.  Sits cleanly in mouth, with effervescence carrying it to a close.  Incredibly clean and crisp on the finish.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale for its interest and simple layers, with a plus for intense friendliness.  Good value.

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3 comments:

  1. Works as a light aperitif. Also, think about where you might otherwise consider a crisp, sweet riesling: Asian food, shellfish, or, say, with semi-sweet dessert biscuits.

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