Now, with all my recent posts about my recent Southern vacation, some of you may be under the impression that I haven’t been drinking wine lately. And while I must say I have neglected my responsibility on the wine post front, it hasn’t been because I have all of a sudden become a teetotaler. I’ve been concentrating on trying to get through the vacation posts, well, because they are fun! There are only hours in the day, I don’t get to dedicate most of them to blogging.
Tonight I went for a walk with friends after work, and then came home and opened a bottle of Saracco 2010 Moscato D’Asti. We bought this bottle about 6 months ago at an Italian wine tasting at our local wine shop, Purple Smiles. I knew I must have liked it, because I came home with a bottle, but I couldn’t remember anything else!
This wine is a sparkling wine, and it is a sweet sparkler. Upon tasting it, it was a brand new wine to me. I didn’t remember having tasted it before. But actually, that’s not true – I have tasted this exact same taste before… but not as a wine. This wine tastes exactly like the Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider! I love Martinelli’s so that isn’t a problem – it’s Martinelli’s with alcohol! However, although this wine is decent for what it is, don’t expect much structure or complexity from it. It has a smooth drinking, sweet apple taste that is very fruit forward, with no acidity. The sparkle on this one is more like the fizz than other sparkling wines I have had. If you have one of these wines, drink it young, because it isn’t going to age… Sometimes a sparkling cider is just an alcoholic one!