De Bortoli Bella Riva Moscato Del Ré 2012 (King Valley, Vic)
5.5%, Screwcap, $18
‘Fresh, racy, tingly, über’
So says the back label on this Moscato. Nice words. True words.
It’s a surprisingly serious (or at least as serious as a simple Moscato can be) wine this, drawn from proper Moscato Giallo and made without cynicism. Important distinction in the Moscato world.
Correctly fresh and grapey, this is bright and aromatic with the orange juice, grapefruit and currant of Muscat grapes. Super fresh, but not overly sweet, perfectly even and really quite long.
I can’t really justify higher points, but gee I like this. Best Moscato I’ve had in ages.
Score: 16.5/20 88/100
Would I buy it? Yes, I think I would.
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