2010 Martin & Weyrich Moscato Allegro

Want to meet the surprise wines of my summer? Yes it might be trying a little too hard to create a niche for itself via their marketing and produce packaging (which I can’t blame them for; needless to say the fact that their online shop routes to “CleverConcepts.com” is fitting). Not overly sweet, surprisingly refreshing and only 7.5% ABV to boot. Available for approximately ~$10 retail this is an interesting wine worthy of your summer consideration…

2010 Martin & Weyrich Moscato AllegroPrice: $10.99 @ Moscato Allegro*

What They Said:

Per Moscato Allergro “Using only the finest Muscat Canelli grapes from our California vineyards, Moscato Allegro is fermented at an extremely cold temperature, creating an elegant wine that dances across the palate with intense fruit, then ends with a crisp, clean finish. Moscato Allegro is fresh and spicy, offering exotic floral and fruit aromas reminiscent of orange blossoms, honeyed apricots and peaches.

Deliciously versatile, Moscato Allegro is lovely on a hot day or a cold night. It is delightfully refreshing on its own, but also makes a wonderful complement to brunch, desserts, spicy dishes and sweet and tangy sauces. Serve as an aperitif, pair with your favorite foods or enjoy all by itself — the possibilities are endless. Salute!”

What I Think:

(7.5%) Honeyed, floral nose with lush fruit. Sweet (without being syrupy or cloying), honeyed peach on the palate. From there a light acidity emerges leading to crisp, focused and surprisingly refreshing finish (I was surely expecting sweet) with the slightest hint of carbonation as it lingers on. Per the winery this one is “fermented at extremely cold temperatures for up to six weeks to retain the natural acidity” which makes a world of difference on this one. My ideal pairing would be with a bowl of ice cream (or pie) topped with fresh fruit. That said I was shocked by this wines versatility as it worked equally well as an aperitif on a warm afternoon. With a low ABV (7.5%) and a screwtop to boot there is a lot to like here; grab a bottle for your next picnic. 40,000 cases made. Geek notes: Total Acid 0.8g/100ml, Residual Sugar 10.35%

Rating: Buy It

*This wine was received as a press sample but I would purchase another bottle with my very own US$ if I see it…

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4 thoughts on “2010 Martin & Weyrich Moscato Allegro

  1. This is actually one of my wife’s favorite summertime wines. I wasn’t aware that Martin and Weyrich were still in business. They had a tasting room in Paso Robles that, I believe, closed a couple years ago. Thanks for the heads up. I might pick her up a bottle! :-)

  2. I will definitely look for this Moscato. I have 2 daughters who love Moscato and it certainly sounds like a best buy…and I enjoy a sweet wine myself once in awhile!

  3. I was looking for a Riesling, but found this wine and decided at $10, it was worth a try. I’m definitely glad I did, as it is a wonderful, honeyed, fruity, crisp wine that was a joy to taste. It’s now my absolute favorite and I will recommend it highly to all my friends and family. Absolutely yummy!

  4. @Jeff I thought they had closed as well but that was the info that was sent my way. I recently had a similar offering from Quady Winery that I’d recommend as well. If you try the Allegro do let me know what you think!

    @Steve Ditto to what I shared with Jeff above

    @Kris Glad you enjoyed!

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