Sunday, February 8, 2009

FontanaFredda 2006 Moncucco - Moscato D'Asti (Italy)

Sunday afternoon, temperatures about 5 degrees (second day at 5 or above here inToronto) - the January thaw is upon us - about a month late mind you, but finally here none-the-less. Now I'm not saying we're ready to jump right into spring - no matter what the groundhog says, because I know that March has a way about it, like a girlfriend with a bad temper it usually dumps a good one on us without much warning - so we're not out of the woods yet. But with this "warm" spell it seems the perfect time to crack something in the afternoon. After wrestling with the cork and finally prying it out of its bottled home there was much rejoicing and light enjoyment from this wine. Moscato is not a very serious wine - it tastes like ginger ale and smells like grapy-pears - and it seems that all of them taste about the same; but still, it's a pleasant, enjoyable afternoon bevvy with only 5.5% alcohol so you won't do yourself in for somthing heavier come dinnertime dinner.

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