Martin & Weyrich Moscato California Allegro 2004
Martin & Weyrich’s Moscato Allegro is California’s premier Muscat Canelli based wine. It is produced in the style of northern Italy’s muscat, including the traditional, long and sleek “Renna Punto” bottle used only for the finest Moscato d’Asti. It 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. Our most versatile wine, Moscato Allegro is lovely on a hot day or a cold night. It is excellent as an aperitif, with a meal, with dessert, or all by itself.
Since 1981 Martin & Weyrich has planted more than 250 acres in San Luis Obispo County. Currently two of the vineyards are located in the Paso Robles Appellation: The Weyrich Family Ranch, located just a few miles from the winery, and the Martin & Weyrich Estate Vineyard, at the winery. The family also owns the spectacular Jack Ranch Vineyard in Edna Valley, a region renowned for growing some of the best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir California has to offer.
This is definitely a very fruit-forward wine. It is clear, with a very slight (almost unnoticeable) trace of bubbles. I was most pleased by the texture of this wine. It is very crisp and refreshingly light, while at the same time velvety smooth. One of my favorite dessert wines.