Rebello Wines Moscato Passionfruit Sparkling

Not being fans of red wine, we stick to the sweeter Moscato white wines with this Rebello Wines Moscato Passionfruit Sparkling. We were dis­ap­poin­ted by our choice of red fruit wine in the Hardys Hidden Orchard series so had high hopes for this one as it was awar­ded gold at the 2016 Australian Fruit Wine Show. It’s made with real pas­sion­fruit fer­men­ted over a north­ern Victorian Moscato.

The wine has a trans­lu­cent pale straw col­our with a bright trop­ic­al nose and a mod­er­ate car­bon­a­tion. Served chilled, sweet notes of juicy pas­sion­fruit come through in the head before pleas­antly light Moscato notes emerge in the body with a slight astrin­gency in the fin­ish to leave a refresh­ing pas­sion­fruit after­taste. Served over ice, though, the sweet pas­sion­fruit notes are watered down, giv­ing more prom­in­ence to the slightly bit­ter astrin­gent notes of the Moscato.

Chilled, the wine is beau­ti­fully bal­anced, lightly sweet with a very enjoy­able bright pas­sion­fruit pres­ence. It’s easy and enjoy­able to drink for those who are not fans of drier wines.

This bottle of Rebello Wines Moscato Passionfruit Sparkling con­tained 750 ml. It was bottled in Australia and pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2017.