I’m almost ashamed to admit it, but I confess I was drawn to Bimbadgen’s Sparkling Moscato because it’s pretty. So pretty.
A shimmery hue of pearl pink encased in a (largely) unadorned bottle; the label simple and sleek (and just a little bit sparkly).
I just had to try it. Even though sweeter style wines are ones I don’t often partake in.
And this sparkler is sweet. Like candied apples, kissed with spice and musky rose petals. The apple is echoed on the finish, but is more granny smith in character – crisp, tart and refreshing. It dexterously cleanses the palate and left me wondering why I thought the wine so sweet in the first place.
Obviously, a further glass was required so I could reassess my initial impressions. I concluded that the wine is definitely easy to drink (I am such an insightful wine reviewer) – with its upfront sweetness balanced by a clean and vibrant finish and a delicate, svelte palate.
Further glasses – hey, I couldn’t help myself and it’s only 6% alcohol – revealed the variety’s typical natural fruitiness and rich ‘grapey’ characteristics.
This is a fun, attractive wine made to be enjoyed in the company of good friends and lots of laughs!
Cellar: Drink now while young and fresh.
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