If you’re more into the sweeter wine spectrum, then I would recommend trying the De Krans Moscato Perlé this festive season as a substitute for dry bubbly. The plus side is that it’s also low in alcohol and price – available at only R58 from the De Krans website.
Moscato d”Asti is from Italian origin, meaning semi-sparkling, Moscato as a variety is not exactly new to the South African wine scene. De Krans wines come from Calitzdorp in the Klein Karoo region. De Krans first produced a Moscato perlé wine back in 2012 and the wine style has started gaining momentum as a popular seller.
The De Krans Premium Moscato White has the typical muscat flavour made from Muscadel grapes with tropical fruit flavours such as litchi and apricot with notes of honey. With an alcohol of 7.5% and a slight fizz to create an illusion of sparkling wine, this Moscato is the perfect and more affordable alternative for an MCC. This wine is perfectly suited to be served as an aperitif and pairs surprisingly well with food such as Summer salads, charcuterie, curries and wasabi.
In turn, the De Krans Premium Moscato Red boasts with different fruit flavours such as red berries, blackcurrants, muscat and exotic spice. What makes the Premium Red Moscato so unique is the Pinotage grapes which are added to the muscadel, resulting in a more complex fruit profile with a slightly drier finish, in comparison to the White Moscato. The Red Moscato also delights with a low alcohol of 8.5% and is perfect to pair with cheese and fruit platters.