Vistamar Late Harvest Moscatel Wine review …

This week I was sent a bottle of  Vistamar Late Harvest Moscatel wine to review.

Me and my husband love to have a glass of wine or 2 especially over the weekends with a little food at supper time.

We always go for dry wines that are suitable to go with savoury foods so I was very interested in trying a dessert wine out.

I have such a sweet tooth and this sounded a great idea to me …

About the wine:

Colour -White wine

Grape- Pink Moscatel

Origin- This dessert wine comes from Limarí valley in northern Chile, where the long ripening season produces wines with great fruit concentration.After harvesting, the grapes are partially sun-dried, reducing their water content and thus concentrating the sugars.

Taste- Straw yellow in colour, with golden highlights.

Aromas -White flowers, peach, apricots and quince carry through to a palate of more ripe stone fruits and dried fig flavours.

Enjoy- Match with sticky toffee pudding, sweet fruit cheesecake, or rich blue cheeses.

Style- Dessert wine

Closer- Natural cork

ABV- 12%

Price- £6.49

Size- Half bottle 375ml

This first thing I noticed when I opened the bottle and took a deep whiff of the wine was how strong, sweet,fruity and lovely it smelt.

I poured the wine into my glass and swished it around to watch the drop-lets to see how much alcohol the wine had in it and to see how slowly they fell. (some tips I picked up earlier this year ).

The wine reminded me of a pale sherry with the strong flavor and you can really taste and smell the fruit-

Mango came to mind. With just a small glass it warms you up nicely inside and out, leaving me with nice rosy cheeks.

It is perfectly matched with desserts and I tried a small glass with a mince pie.

I actually preferred my wine with some chopped mango when I had another glass later,better than with the cake earlier as for me it really brought out the flavours.

My husband still prefers dry wine as this was a little to sweet for him, as for me I really liked the wine and would definitely like to try some more.

The half-bottle 2011/2012 Limarí Valley 375ml Bottle is priced at special off from £6.49 to £6.24 or buy 2 for only £4.99 each at Majestic

About this post-

 I was kindly sent a bottle of Vistamar Late Harvest Moscatel wine to review,I was not paid for this post and all thoughts are my own honest opinion


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  1. Nicole Pyles
    17th December 2012 / 12:32 am

    Great post! I will definitely check out this wine!

    • Claire Justine
      18th December 2012 / 7:15 am

      Thank you 🙂

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