Barefoot Bubbly – Moscato Spumante Champagne (Wine)

For those that have been able to try out some of the various efforts by Barefoot Bubbly, they understand that the company is able to put together some amazing efforts at a stellar price. However, they may not know that there is a new type of Barefoot Bubbly – Moscato Spumante – that will be tickling drinker’s throats all through the end of this year and into 2010. This (very) sweet champagne does away with much of the dryness that is present in many a champagne and replaces it with a set of fruit flavors that are nothing less than brilliant. Whether it be tangerines, blood oranges, or even Clementines, one will find their favorite citrus here.

The bubbly side of the Moscato Spumante ensures that there flavors are not too heavy, resulting in something that is light and airy, intensifying rather than acting at cross-purposes with plated dishes. This means that meals with a heavy fruit component (ham with pineapple, mango chicken, sweet and spicy beef) all are bolstered by the Moscato Spumante, while an orange half and a glass of the Bubbly effort represents a dessert that I would find myself coming back to time and time again.

Give the Moscato Spumante a while, and see if any of the company’s four other efforts (Rose Cuvee, Brut Cuvee, Pinot Grigio, and Extra Dry) may be up your alley as well. I feel that Barefoot here has introduced themselves quite well to the NeuFutur family, and that this effort – despite being a little more esoteric in flavor than say a Pinot Grigio – should be something that all (of legal drinking age) pick up.

Rating: 9.0/10

Barefoot Bubbly – Moscato Spumante Champagne (Wine) / 17 Proof / http://www.barefootwine.com

3 thoughts on “Barefoot Bubbly – Moscato Spumante Champagne (Wine)”

  1. Moscato Spumante may be pleasant, but it has not relation to Champagne. First, it si not produced in France. Second, Champagne is produced with the second fermentation in the bottle, while this metodo charmat is not. Third, Champagne and wines produced like it age in the bottle for 24, 36 months or more. Moscato for six to perhaps a year.

    Please make an effort to understand a bit more about what you’re selling, so your customers don’t get misled.

  2. Bill, if it said ‘Premier Cru Burgundy’ on the label, would you write that it is a Premier Cru Burgundy? Or call BS on the winery.

    Champagne deserves its reputation, and Barefoot Winery has no business usurping that to sell half-assed moscato.

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