The Sour Grape

Miguel Torres ‘Days of Summer’ Muscat 2013

The creative spirit is alive and well in the Chilean Wine industry, as this Muscat shows… can't remember the last time I saw one outside of France and Italy!

The creative spirit is alive and well in the Chilean Wine industry, as this Muscat shows… can’t remember the last time I saw one outside of France and Italy!

It’s rare to see wines made with Muscat outside of France and Italy, so I was more than a little surprised to find one from Chile! A pale gold coloured wine with flecks of green; subtle peach and orange blossom aromas with a hint of rose water and lychee to them. Clean, fresh and crystalline fruit dominate this wine. Medium-light bodied, with an acidity that seems on the low side at first, but I suspect that has more to do with the balancing effect of the trace sweetness present as it still has a fresh Sherbet lemon presence that tingles and lingers. There are peach and citrus fruit on the palate that are ripe but crystal clear and clean. It’s a fresh clear subtle white for summer that’s all about dew-beaded fruit straight from the fridge. Love it and it keeps getting better; few wines under £15 are this captivating without relying on lees or oak aging… Let alone under £8! This is all about the fruit and the better for it. £6.99 from the mighty Co-op or £7.49 from Majestic Wines (with 2 or more bottles in your case).

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