Fresh & Easy is starting to push some summer sippers and I believe that the Dreamstone Moscato is one of them. This is an Australian wine, made from Frontignac grapes, which are Australia’s version of the remarkably profligate Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains grape. Indeed, you can find a Muscat wine from just about every wine-producing country in the world
It does have a bit of the characteristic ripe, musky Muscat style on end of the palate. More obvious, though, are the three Ps characteristic of this sort of wine: peach, papaya, and passion fruit. This wine is lightly carbonated and rather refreshing when well-chilled. The low alcohol level (8.5% ABV) makes it attractive as a sipper, but the sweetness on the finish does get a bit cloying after a while.
A nice summer drink, but perhaps best paired with dessert – say, strawberry shortcake with fresh whipped cream.
Total value: 11/15