Saturday, April 11, 2009
Day 58-Nivole by Michele Chiarlo Moscato D'Asti 2007 for 750ml at $17 at Costco
This week was the blind taste testing of the Moscato D'Asti to determine is Sorocco was actually the best. This wine was recommended in two book as the best Moscato D'Asti on the market. It is actually sold in half bottles at Binny's for about $11-$13, however, we found the full bottle at Costco for $17. This wine is delicious, I like it more than the previous Moscato D'Asti's that I have tried because it is not as sweet. It has great peach and floral aroma without a lot of sweetness. This wine is a great summer wine with a low alcohol content between 5-7%, this one being 7% that is served chilled and requires no food for pairing. I find this D'Asti very elegant with a unique pale yellow and pink color with small bubbles similar to that of Champagne. I would not bring this to a party though, because it is a little on the pricier side and other moscato d'asti 's in the $10-$12 range would make for a great summer barbeque wine where you could bring a couple of bottles without breaking the bank.