2012 Bleasdale Vineyards Langhorne Creek Moscato

Pale lemon, almost white in colour to this light-bodied Moscato from South Australia's Langhorne Creek Region. Made from the Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains variety as it is known in French, it is grown extensively throughout mainland Australia. Muscat Blanc is a member of the noble Muscat family of Vitis Vinifera, appears to be one of the oldest varieties in the world known to the ancient Greeks and Romans who were instrumental in its dissemination.  
This wine exhibits grapefruit, rose petal and musk aromas that segue nicely onto a fine oily texture on the palate. Fragrantly perfumed, fresh and clean. Entry is all rose petal and grapey, citrus fruit. There are nuances of over ripe peach. The slightly carbonated character and crisp citrus acidity balance the wine's semi-sweet, fruity flavours. Soft spritzy finish. Well made and appealing.

Didn't think I'd enjoy this, but wonders never cease in the world of wine. Serve chilled as either an aperitif or digestif. Your call.  

Source: Winery Sample. Alcohol: 6.5%. Closure: Screwcap. Price: $15.00.
Rating: 90 PointsWebsite: http://www.bleasdale.com.au/

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