I think I am in love! There is a high buzzing around me and a warm arousal feeling overcoming my body. I wasn’t sure at first how I felt when I encountered this love. I had been bitten many times before, leaving a bitter taste in my mouth, unsure about taking a leap of faith and trying something out of my ordinary. But I did it! I decided what if I didn’t have a tomorrow would I have died being left unsatisfied that I didn’t try? I wanted to be bold. I wanted to be daring and I wanted to be uplifted. So I went for it.
The aroma that first tickled my nose, I took in a deep breath and knew that this was going to be astounding. The sweetness that touched my taste buds was heavenly. The tiny little bubbles released inside my mouth were refreshing. Moscato. What a name, it just rolls off the tip of my tongue.
Banrock Station Moscato 2009 is the most tantalizing wine I have recently discovered. It has a wonderful fruity note that sends me back for more. This bottle of wine was very inexpensive and I have had my share of cheap wines, this undoubtedly did not taste in comparison to those bottom dollar wines. I found myself comparing this pleasure to a German Icewein.
However, what I found most intriguing about this Australian wine was the company behind it. They have set out to contribute to conservation projects worldwide, including their land that was once maintained by the Aboriginal people but was later destroyed by European colonies. In addition to saving the wetlands, they have also set their mission to help wildlife extinction which ranges from bird to fish, to snails and mammals like the bilbies- “one of Australia’s most distinctive native mammals with its long pink ears and silky blue-grey fur. The Bilby was once common on 70 per cent of the Australian mainland, but populations have been decimated by competition from rabbits and domestic stock, loss of habitat through land clearing and predation from introduced cats and foxes” (Banrockstation.com)
This wine is very inviting to sit on the front porch of a warm summer evening, or to pair with a light summer meal. It would be enjoyable to many palates alike as it is affordable but yet delectable to be served as a pre-evening event or as a dessert wine. It definitely has become one of my favorite wines that I will be sharing with friends near and far.