By Kori ~ November 8th, 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 Carnaval Moscato Red Sparkling Wine from Brazil.
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
Carnaval is a new label produced by Cooperativa Vinícola Aurora, Brazil’s largest wine producer. Founded in 1931, the cooperative now has over 1,100 families as members. Located in the heart of Bento Gonçalves, Aurora produces 42 million liters annually.
NV Carnaval Moscato Red Sparkling Wine (Brazil): Small, fairly fast bead of bubbles. Pale pink in color. Aromatic with cherry and white peach on both the nose and palate. Medium sweet and medium-bodied with crisp acidity and a long, refreshing finish.
Quality: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
QPR: 5 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to buy: Received as sample, suggested retail $13; Available elsewhere, $14 to $17
Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, Brazilian Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Moscato/Muscat, Sparkling Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25