NV Mosketto Delicate Sweet Pink, Italy, Piedmont, Wine Review

Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$12.00USD

This is one of those wines that remind me that wine doesn't always need to be serious.  This is a fun wine that is quite tasty.  It is "frizzante" or lightly sparkling and it is also sweet.  The grapes come from the Piedmont in northern Italy and include Moscato Bianco and Brachetto.  At 5.5%abv, this is easy drinking and refreshing.  Pale pink in color with a nice mousse of small bubbles.  The nose has cranberries and cherries.  Light to medium bodied.  On the palate, this is sweet but not cloying.  Lightly carbonated.  Nice strawberry notes with a refreshing finish.  Just plain fun and ea

NV Mosketto Frizzante Rosato, Italy, Piedmont, Wine Review

Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$12.00USD

 This is another fun wine from this producer.  It comes in attractive packaging although the screw top actually has a tiny leak in it and left a small pool in the fridge.  No worries, the wine was sound and it is only the second time I have seen such a closure fail.  This is a lightly sparkling (frizzante) rose that checks in at 5.5% abv.  It is a blend of Moscato and Brachetto grapes.  Pale salmon in color a white froth.  The nose has pink grapefruit and strawberries and slight simple syrup notes.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, this is semi-sweet with nice watermelon notes.  Great acidity

NV Mosketto Frizzante Bianco, Italy, Piedmont, Wine Review

Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$12.00USD

This is a Moscato from Italy.  It is made in Frizzante style meaning lightly sparkling.  This is made to be a fun, easy drinking wine.  It comes in a colorful, attractively packaged bottle.  At 5% alcohol, it is very easy to drink.  Silvery/gold/green in color, clear and bright. A nice frothiness to it in the glass.  The nose has minerality, seltzer and citrus (lime).  On the palate, this is sweet with minerals and lime.  Moderate finish.  This is a fun wine that drinks easily on its own and will work well with lighter foods.  Fun.    

 

NV Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante, Italy, Piedmont, Wine Review

Score: 
85
Grade: 
B
Current Price: 
$12.00USD

Light yellow/silvery gold in color.  Slight froth with smallish bubbles.  No real nose, but with air a slight pine note comes out.  On the palate, this is sweet and not cloying though very sweet.  Nice minerality.  Long, long finish.  This will work as a cocktail or as a dessert wine.  Salty foods would probably be best.