Wine Q&A: Where can I buy rosé Moscato? - WineUncorked: Wine Reviews and Tips

Moscato grapes are also known as Muscat and these can be made into a sweet and perfumed white wine or, less commonly, a pink rosé.

In the white wine aisle of the supermarket look out for sweet dessert wines (try Brown Brothers Orange Muscat and Flora half bottle £8.50 Tesco 4-star rating) or slightly sweet tasting white wines that are designed to be drunk straight from the fridge (try Barefoot Moscato £6.75 to £7.50 at many supermarkets 4-star rating) with your favourite savoury foods.

Pink Moscato wines are available and these are made from the same grape varieties as the whites but use the naturally pink-hue of the grape skins to add colour when the wine is made. They still taste slightly sweet and have the same floral and perfumed aromas but are an attractive dark pink colour.

Look out for Barefoot Pink Moscato which is available from many supermarkets for about £6.75.

Co-op sells a lightly sparkling pink Moscato for £4 from South Africa – Stormhoek Moscato Petillant Sweet rosé 3-star rating – while Virgin Wines sells a similar sparkling Moscato for £5.99 – Amatista Moscato Rosado 3-star rating.

All Moscato wines will taste sweet. So if this is a flavour you want then you will like these wines.

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Stormhoek Moscato Petillant Sweet rosé

£4 Co-op

three stars

 

At just 5.5% alcohol with a touch of sparkle (or petillant) this sweet pink wine made with the aromatic Moscato grape variety is a simple slurp best enjoyed straight from the fridge. Sweet apple and melon flavours with a bit of bubblegum and aspirin astringency.

 

amatistafizzymoscato 02Amatista Moscato Rosado

£5.99 Virgin Wines

three stars

 

A lightly fizzy, low alcohol Spanish rosé (just 5%) that makes it all look fun with its pretty label. Flavours of sweet melon and strawberry Opal Fruits.

 

Barefoot Moscato white

£6.75 to £7.50 at many supermarkets

four stars

 

The sweet-sour flavours of marmalade and lemon are very pleasant and make a great match to sweet desserts like lemon meringue and sponge puddings and custard. Its pretty yellow colour draws the eye, and so does the aroma with what smells like lemondrop sweets. A nice wine for those looking for one with a sweetness.

 

Brown Brothers Orange Muscat and Flora half bottle

£8.50 Tesco

four stars

 

This sweet Australian white wine is not just for the dessert course. Enjoy it straight from the fridge as an indulgent sip with nuts and snacks. Flavours of sweet orange marmalade, honeycomb, pear and crisp apple are there from the mix of Muscat grape variety along with the rare Flora grape variety which is a cross between Semillon and Gerwurztraminer (the spicy grape). An unusual wine.

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