Tag Archives: Moscato

Healesville Sanctuary in winter, wood-fired pizza at Innocent Bystander (Yarra Valley)

Winter feels like it has decided to settle in Melbourne. Heading out into the Yarra Valley, it was a brisk 9 degC in the morning, and the area was clouded in mist with dark rain clouds in the distant Northern … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Montevecchio Moscato 2012, Heathcote, VIC

$24 from Rathdowne Cellars. Here’s a lovely spritzy number for a warm summer’s day, sorta a local interpretation of Moscato d’Asti. Delicate aromas of rose petals and Pakenham pear. Clean flavours of orange pulp and pear juice, it’s a simple … Continue reading

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Linnaea Vineyards Apica Moscato d’Asti 2011 – acid trip! flower power!

$30 direct from winery. Clear pale gold yellow colour. Clean notes of tinned lychee, lemon talc and a touch of chalk. A zippy wine of a coarser mousse texture. Light simple flavours of lychee with a twist of lime juice. … Continue reading

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La Spinetta Biancospino 2009 Moscato d’Asti, Piedmont, Italy

Lovely lychee aromas with sweet floral notes and uplifting spices. Med-bodied fizzy wine with robust body and rich fruity flavours. Undoubtedly a crowd pleaser. 91+/100.

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