Handpicked Moscato D’Ast (Piedmont, Italy) Screwcap, $10 (off the Handpicked website)
This is a genuine Italian Moscato, yet produced by the Australian Handpicked operation of Peter Douglas & Dominique Portet. It’s like a hands across the water style winemaking enterprise and it makes quite a point of difference to have the proper DOCG label on the bottle neck.
Light greeny yellow in colour with some typical frizzante. Its got green apple, fruit tingle & barley sugar on the nose, the palate following through with similar sweet green apple fruit characters and simple juiciness. It finishes with another hit of slightly cloying sweetness, but its all kept reasonably well balanced.
Its quite a simple, classical Moscato without any pretensions, at a good price. 15.0