Origin: Olifants River, W.O. South Africa
Taste guide: Medium sweet, apricot, peach, nectarine fruit flavours, floral notes of honeysuckle and orange blossom, unoaked
75cl - 10.5% - screwcap
Diamond Coast Moscato wine was made from Muscat grapes grown on select vineyards in the Olifants River region. The Namaqua Co-operative is South Africa's largest winery and is renowned for producing excellent wines in this renowned region in the northern part of The Cape.
Moscato became the fashionable wine, a few years ago, certainly in the USA, due to its versatility. It is a sweet wine but only medium sweet and then not in a cloying way.
This superb Moscato is golden yellow in colour and has a stunning bouquet redolent with floral notes - orange blossom and honeysuckle. The palate is full of tropical fruit - peaches, nectarines and apricots, but also with some balancing orange citrus tones, certainly on the lengthy finish. It is best served chilled to appreciate the subtlety of flavours.
This is a wine that we thoroughly enjoyed, and it lasted opened for three nights which indicates how well it was made. The ideal wine with Thai and Chinese food - or just on its own.
This wine is no longer being imported into the UK, hence it being cleared at a bargain price, so we cannot find it being sold elsewhere. However the list price previously charged by the importer would indicate a retail of at least £7.99.
Bargain of the year at Binendwines - just £4.25.
Do not be misled by its price - we bought at a good price and are passing on the savings.