This wine is fragrantly perfumed and lively, with a delicate alcohol. A refreshing sugar/acid balance and plenty of concentrated floral and sweet flavours.
Food Match: An ideal match for a fresh fruit salad.
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar for up to two years.
Released: August 2013
Residual Sugar: 75 g/l
Total Acidity: 7.9 g/l
I'm not a huge wine fan but when I had my second baby shower at Soljans Winery in Kumeu (A true westie here) they were having a big wine sale and I couldn't resist so I bought a bottle of this to open once my baby had been born.
I managed to open it about 6 weeks after I had my son. It was delicious! I have found my new favourite wine in bubbly. It was a very good price too at just $15.50 a bottle. The wine itself is nice and sweet with flavours of apple, peach and tropical fruits. There is also a Rose version which is delicious too.
The wine is produced using Muscat grapes grown in Gisborne and smells just as good as it tastes. The low alcohol (8%) means you can drink quite a bit without feeling any ill effects. This is definitely a wine I will be buying again.
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