Chalmers Montevecchio Moscato Frizzante 2020

People don’t take Moscato seriously enough. I’m not talking about sugar rich alco-pop impersonators, I’m talking proper good Italian Moscato d’Asti (as sparkling with Moscato Giallo) gear or fermented dry as a table wine, (such as Brash Higgins Zibibbo with Muscat of Alexandria). Here we have the Chalmers family (who have supported so many labels with their Italian varieties) producing a frizzante (sparkling) style made with wild yeast on full lees contact.

Chalmers, Montevecchio, Moscato Giallo, Frizzante, Heathcote, 2020

Mont-Moscato

Bright and tightly, lightly effervescent. Light sherbet, pineapple core, fennel seed, minced ginger and yellowbox honey. A cut above most Moscato: the lees contact provides tangible texture to the mid palate generosity and silkiness. Persistence driven through bright acidity. I would be very interested to see how this ages over the next couple of years.

RRP: $25
Alc: 5.5%
Rating:  17.75/20 (91/100)

Wine sample courtesy Chalmers Wines

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