2019 Tintero Moscato D’Asti
Sadly for the great dessert wines of the world, the general public’s inclination is trending toward wines that taste drier and drier. As Tintero’s Moscato so poignantly demonstrates, this could prove to be the biggest mistake in the history of trends since fanny packs, mullets,* and popped collars. Have a sip of this delectable nectar—what possibly is there not to love? Who could resist such a heavenly ambrosia, with its scent of kaleidoscopic spring wildflowers, fragrant citrus blossoms, and succulently ripe grapes? It is just sweet enough, but not too sweet, while a razor-crisp acidity and tickling spritz cleanse and stimulate the taste buds with each gulp. There is simply no better pairing for panna cotta, cobbler, or spicy chicken wings on NFL Sunday. This may be the forbidden fruit of Eden, partially fermented and bottled for our quaffing pleasure.
*Sincerest apologies to all our mullet-bearing customers.