Jack Rabbit Moscato 2011, Bellarine Peninsula, VIC

$15/375ml. Pale smoked salmon orange colour, this moscato is sold as half-bottles making it a convenient choice as the final dinner bottle. Light green apple and rose talc notes, it is slightly carbonated, with simple orange citrus notes. I’d have this with a slice of moist rich cake (not chocolate though), just before a short black.

Just out of Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula is the neighbour to the Mornington Peninsula in that they are as neighbourly as the opposing points of a crab’s claws. Some very nice wines produced here in moderate volumes by quieter wineries. A nice scenic location for a weekend getaway without the tourist traffic of Victoria’s more renowned wine regions.

2011 was a very wet vintage for this region, and it shows in the wines which struggle to leave an impression. Most wines are suitable for immediate consumption and unlikely to shine with extended cellaring.


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I am a neuroscience researcher in Melbourne, Australia with a keen interest in wines of the world.
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