I’m in fact a huge fan of Moscato, both in subdue and frizzante forms, and recently I had the opportunity to taste a link of new world offerings from Jacob’s Creek (Australia) and Motos Liberty (California).
The Jacob’s Creek is a frizzante, or sparkling style, but compared to additional sparkling wines the Jacob’s creek would be considered mildly ‘spritzed’. The affect of
The nose offers traditional hints of honey, peach and pear, along with mild mineral and slightly metallic notes; although, I would consider the nose of this wine to be a touch faint. On the palate the wine offers a very nice balance of effervescence and acid, along with honey and pear.
I sampled both of these wines by themselves, as well as with some dessert – it just so happened to be my mother’s birthday so we had some homemade New York style lemon cheese cake and some very tasty Smores Cupcakes after dinner. Both desserts offered some very rich and challenging flavors for a dessert wine to tackle, but the Jacob’s Creek was certainly up to the challenge. In fact, I preferred the Jacob’s Creek with dessert. At 8% alcohol and with the well-crafted acid levels,
Wine: Jacob’s Creek
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