I found this wine at Costco. It was recommended by their store wine buyer when he heard what kind of wine I was looking for. I was in search of an aperitif (sweeter wine) for Mother’s Day that would go well with a variety of dishes. I’m usually not a sweet wine drinker, but I loved this wine. It was so refreshing, just what the description said it would be.
Cameron Hughes Lot 311 – Moscato d’Asti 2011
Cameron HughesLot 311 Moscato d’ Asti 2011 is distributed exclusively by Cameron Hughes Wine. Cameron Hughes, founded in 2001, makes, imports, and distributes ultra-premium wines nationally, that is most often found in food chains, grocery stores, restaurants and online. Their main focus is to bring exceptional wines to the ordinary wine drinker at reasonable prices. They do this by partnering with the finest growers and wineries in the world, making it possible for them to deliver consistently high-quality wines. Because of this Cameron Hughes is a highly regarded brand in the wine industry.
Moscato d’Asti is referred to as an aromatic wine because of the aromas and perfumes of the grapes. The wine it produces has the same perfumes and aromas. In other words, it delivers what it promises. Moscato d’Asti wine grapes are found in the southern part of Piedmont Italy. This particular winemaker for Cameron Hughes has been making wine for four generations.
An interesting fact about Cameron Hughes Wine is their a strong commitment and belief that it is important to give back to the community. They donate 10% of the proceeds from their wine tastings events to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). They also support a variety of charitable, educational, and other non-profit organizations by donating their wine for fundraising purposes.
This is what the winemaker has to say about Cameron Hughes Lot 311 – Moscato d’ Asti 2011:
“Luscious and effervescent notes of jasmine, honeysuckle, and white peach coming through on the palate. Beautiful and bright, this is a perfect aperitif.”
This is very refreshing and delightful wine that you can comfortably serve as an aperitif. It’s effervescence adds so much to the experience. It’s not too sweet but just sweet enough to serve on a warm spring day with a little sweet on the side. Just what any Mother, or anyone else for that matter, would enjoy
You can find Cameron Hughes Lot 311 on their website or at wine.com, totalwines.com, bevmo.com, costco.com, CostPlus/World Market and any good wine purveyor.
Time for a glass…