That was our Valentine’s Day aperitif…Villa Jolanda Moscato Rosé…a lovely Italian sparkling sweetÂ wine.Â I thought a nice pink beverage served in champagne glasses would be a greatÂ way to toast the evening.
I was a little skeptical as I don’t like sweet wines and this does say “dolce / sweet” but my husband likes sweet so decided to go for it. At $10 a bottle, why not!?!
I was pleasantly surprised by the strawberry, raspberry and vanilla notes combining together for a nice natural sweet flavor. Pairing it with an aged Gouda cheeseÂ was perfect…the sharpness of the cheese cut down on the sweetness of the wine, and the sharp cheese flavorÂ was lessened by theÂ wine.
If you’re looking for a nice sparkling aperitif or dessert wine, this is a great choice.
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