By Kori ~ June 7th, 2012.
Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this week’s selection, the NV Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Moscato from South Eastern Australia.
Our selection criteria include:
- A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 stars (out of 5)
- A price tag of <=$20
- Must be widely available
Johann Gramp, a Bavarian immigrant, planted the first commercial vineyard in Australia’s Barossa Valley on the banks of Jacob’s Creek in 1847. In the early 1900’s, the company was registered as G. Gramp & Sons and the Orlando Wines trademark was established. In 1976, Orlando Wines officially launched the Jacob’s Creek brand. Bernard Hickin went to work for Orlando Wines that same year; he was promoted to Chief Winemaker in 2006. This NV Sparkling Moscato is part of the Jacob’s Creek sparkling range of wines.
“Fresh delicate tropical aromas with undertones of pear and peach, and a hint of honeysuckle blossom. Light and refreshing with tropical flavours; the wine marries subtle pear notes with a touch of melon leading to a zesty sparkling finish.” –Jacob’s Creek
NV Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Moscato (South Eastern Australia, Australia): Pale straw yellow. Small, fairly fast bead of bubbles. Aromatic with applesauce aromas on the nose. Apple, pear, and dried apricot come through on the palate. Medium sweet and medium-bodied with crisp acidity and a long, refreshing finish. A nice sparkling wine for summer.
Quality: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
QPR: 5 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to buy: Received as sample, suggested retail $10; Available elsewhere, $7 to $12
Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, Australian Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Moscato/Muscat, Sparkling Wine, Wines Under $10, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25