A Sweet & Spicy Combo

*** I received this wine as a sample. ***

2010 Castello del Poggio Moscato d'Asti

2010 Castello del Poggio Moscato d'Asti

Admittedly, I’m a little behind in blogging about some of the wines I’ve tasted.  And, as I opened more wine and the tasting notes piled up, I’ve mostly blogged about the more recent bottles, leaving the older tasting notes to get even older.  It always makes me feel a little guilty, particularly when I’m sitting on a wine that I really enjoyed and am looking forward to sharing.  The 2010 Castello del Poggio Moscato d’Asti was one of those wines.  It was sweet, which isn’t something that I normally look for in a wine, but this one had the perfect balance of sweetness, body, acidity, and bubbles that I couldn’t help but fall in love with it.

The 2010 Castello del Poggio Moscato d’Asti was a light lemon yellow with fizzy bubbles.  On the nose, there were juicy peaches and white flowers.  The wine was reminiscent of an orchard right after it rains.  In the mouth, there were peaches, nectarines, and flowers.  The wine medium body and bright acidity.

Is this worth a glass after work? Definitely!  If you see this wine in the store, grab it; you won’t be disappointed.  At an SRP of $15, this wine was sweet and juicy with an acidity, that when combine with the bubbles, kept the taste fresh and food friendly.  Hubby made a chicken tikka masala with couscous that paired beautiful with the wine because the sweetness of the wine complimented the spiciness of the dish.  All in all, the wine isn’t very complex, but it’s very tasty and is nice for just relaxing and enjoying a glass.

Question of the Day: Do you enjoy drinking sweet wines or do you tend to be a dry wine drinker?

Suggested Retail Price: $15
Received as a sample.
Overall: 4 Corks

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