*** I received this wine as a sample. ***
Early last week, my boss announced that our office would be closed on Friday in celebration of Easter and Passover. I was planning on taking half a day in order to prepare for Passover, but an unexpected day off is even better. Unfortunately, as my initial excitement began to fade, I realized it was the first Friday of the month, which is always a big work day for me, which meant that I would have to at put in at least a couple of hours in the morning before enjoying the time off. As if my boss could read my mind, an email confirming that I would have to do a little work in the morning arrived in my inbox. Admittedly, it wasn’t bad to come into a quiet office, put in two productive hours, and then get an early start to the weekend. I was finished with my second latte and all my work by 10:30, which meant I would have time to get a manicure and run to the knitting store before finishing preparations for the first night of Passover. And what better way to start off the holiday than with a glass of bubbly?
The 2011 Bartenura Moscato Spumante Dolce Rosé was a light, bright ruby with a lot of strong, persistent bubbles. On the nose, there were strawberries with cream and biscuits. In the mouth, there were candied strawberries, Bubble Yum bubble gum, and a hint of biscuits. The wine was sweet, but with good 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 $16, this wine is well-balanced with good flavors. That said, it’s just not my style. It was a little two sweet for me, reminding me too much of drinking Kool-Aid made with 7-Up. I recognize it as well-made, and if you enjoy sweeter sparkling wine, than I think this is a one worth looking at.
Question of the Day: Do you prefer to drink dry sparkling wine or sweeter sparkling wine?
Suggested Retail Price: $16
Received as a sample.
Overall: 3.5 Corks