By Kori ~ June 7th, 2012.
Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that wonâ€™t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this weekâ€™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 Australiaâ€™s Barossa Valley on the banks of Jacobâ€™s Creek in 1847. In the early 1900â€™s, the company was registered as G. Gramp & Sons and the Orlando Wines trademark was established. In 1976, Orlando Wines officially launched the Jacobâ€™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 Jacobâ€™s Creek sparkling range of wines.
â€œFresh 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.â€ â€“Jacobâ€™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