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
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