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 remained good to drink for three nights after opening, 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 - now just £3.75.
Do not be misled by its price - we bought at a good price and are passing on the savings.