Vividly pink, like crushed strawberry, this exuberant wine is—as its name suggests—on the dry end of the spectrum. The acidity is dominant, but it is balanced and there are vivid red currant flavors, and a texture of tight fruit skins.
This delightful, ample and generous champagne reveals a subtle, gentle combination of freshness and liveliness. The winemaker chose Piper Heidsieck's emblematic cuvÃ©e as a base and has accentuated softer aromas to endow this wine with a personality all of its own. This is a sumptuous champagne with deeper, stronger undertones. Let yourself be tempted by a deliciously flavoured macaroon, a square of strong dark chocolate or a slice of melt-in-the-mouth cake.
Just because a wine is made in the spirit of fun, that doesn’t mean it can’t also be great to drink! In fact, this lightly sweet “fun wine” recently copped a 91 point score from critic Robert Parker. Made from 100% Moscato d’Asti grapes gently tank fermented to preserve the super-fresh fruit, the 2011 Rinaldi Moscato d'Asti Bug Juice weighs in at a mere 6% alcohol. Notes of spring flowers, fresh cut pineapple, honeysuckle, and stone fruits float lightly and briskly over the palate. Great by itself, or with a hunk of your favorite Italian cheese.