Pale lemon colored with medium intensity aromas of lush tropical fruit- pineapple, papaya and kiwi fruit intermingled with pear, rose petals and bruised red apple. The palate is dry with medium (-) acidity and medium body. Flavors of papaya and pear dominate with kiwi and bruised red apple supporting. The papaya and apple both have a unique, overripe accent that makes this quite interesting and adds to the body of this lush wine. It has a medium length finish with a touch of astringency from almond seed that I find intriguing. This is an interesting varietal that I am thoroughly enjoying. Tonight I am pairing it with Chinese inspired dishes including some spicy chili infused plates. I believe the wine will stand up to the heat and complexity of the fare. 89 points for this $18 wine makes it a 4 star effort to try out. Drink now. Salut….
We kicked off the next series in our Virtual Wine Tasting Company with a varietal I had never tried before- Moschofilero. We first tasted it chilled and then at room temperature. Keep in mind that the tasting notes you read are from a dozen voices!
The wine is pale gold (which was debated back and forth btw) and has pronounced aromas of melon, orange blossom, apricot, almond, peach and had a crispy effervescent hint to boot. The palate was dry (also debated back and fro) with medium (+) acidity. It was crisp and refreshing with flavors of honeydew, orange, lemon, pink grapefruit and nutty almonds. Medium bodied it had a relatively short finish.
Tasted at room temperature the wine had much more floral aromas. Honeysuckle, almonds, grapefruit and raw honey featured on the somewhat tart nose. The palate had more pronounced flavors that consisted of grapefruit, almonds and more florality- there was a sense of sweetness to some…. yet tartness to others (me). The wine felt creamier in the mouthfeel for some and crisper and lighter bodied for others- talk about a see-saw of opinions!
Overall this semi-aromatic grape was enjoyed by all I believe and will feature well at a pool or lake this summer- chilled and enjoyed with a cool, crisp salad with steamed prawns. I would go 91 points for this $15 effort making it a 5 star wine that you need to try. Drink now. Salut….
Note- I discovered post-tasting that it does have some residual sugar, 4 gr/Ltr, which technically makes it Dry, yet there was a hint of sweetness as was noted!