Full Review

Smirk

Smirk
2016 Moscatel, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: White Moscato

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 1.8%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15.99
Best Buy

Smirk
2016 Moscatel, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: White Moscato

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 1.8%
Silvery straw color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of peach cobbler and oranges and orange blossoms with a supple, tangy, fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, compelling, abrupt finish that exhibits shades of melon and grassy earth with fine, crunchy tannins and no oak flavor. A delightfully crisp and fruity moscato with great balance and structure.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: peach cobbler and oranges and orange blossoms
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of melon and grassy earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Sushi, Tuna Poke, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delightfully crisp and fruity moscato with great balance and structure.

The Producer

Traveling Vineyard

The Producer
127 High Street
Ipswich, MA 01938
USA
1 707-234-4747

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White Moscato

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Grown around the world, the Moscato grape produces some of the most delightful sweet wines, ranging from very delicate to quite lush. The perfumes of a Moscato wine are heavenly, with notes of peach, apricot, orange blossom and ginger that are dominant. These wines are made to emphasize the aromatics and freshness, so most examples of Moscato are made without oak and are released early for immediate pleasure.

Moscato d'Asti, a lightly sparkling wine (frizzante) with only 5.5% alcohol, has become an amazing sales phenomenon over the past decade, while Asti Spumante, a sparkling wine from the territory is also very popular.

Moscato is a delight enjoyed on its own or with simple desserts, such as pound cake or fresh strawberries or peaches.