Fortified with grapefruit juice and natural flavors, this rosé wine is both natural-tasting, sweet, and lower in alcohol than typical wines.
Keep reading to find out if this Fruits and Wine product is something you’d sip this summer.
DISCLAIMER: This product was purchased by the blogger. Neetzy.com received NO compensation from Moncigale for this wine review. This wine review does not represent medical or professional advice, it is an opinion only. Photographs may not depict the exact color of the product.
MANUFACTURER’S DESCRIPTION OF GRAPEFRUIT WINE
- produced in France by Moncigale
- made with rosé wine, grapefruit juice, and natural flavors
- 7% alcohol
- soft orange-rose hue
- somewhat sweet
- no bold grapefruit scent, not overly fruity or aromatic
- just a hint of grapefruit/citrus
- not quite medium-bodied, but definitely not watery
- not syrupy, but has the consistency of a more sugary wine
- quite sweet, but not as sweet as dessert wine
- enjoyable sweetness that isn’t sickly
- subtle flavors of grapefruit and citrus
- slight taste of grapefruit pith (but an enjoyable bitterness that balances some of the sweetness)
- quite similar to the sweetness and body moscato
- the grapefruit flavor and sweetness is most noticeable (with a hint of rosé wine underneath)
- very simple flavor profile
- very easy to drink (due to sweetness and lower alcohol content)
- noticeable, yet enjoyable, bitterness of grapefruit pith
- no artificial taste
- some fuzziness lingers on the center of tongue
YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS GRAPEFRUIT WINE IF:
- you enjoy sweet wines
- you like wines with simple flavors
- you want something that doesn’t have a strong wine taste
- you don’t mind the bitter taste of grapefruit pith (though it’s very palatable in this wine)
- you like moscato wine (this wine has about the same sweetness and body)
NEETZY’S THOUGHTS ON THIS GRAPEFRUIT WINE
The best way to describe this wine is that it has the sweetness of moscato, plus subtle but natural grapefruit flavors. While it’s quite similar to moscato (minus the fizz), the flavor of rosé wine can be somewhat found under the grapefruit.
This is the second bottle of this wine I’ve purchased, and I would definitely buy it again, especially on a really hot summer day. It’s very easy to drink and doesn’t have a strong wine taste. The sweetness and grapefruit flavor makes it something a little different than a wine, but not quite a wine cooler. The grapefruit flavor taste is more or less natural and isn’t too bitter.
If your taste in wine leans more toward sour and crisp, check out Fresh As A Daisy by Evans & Tate, a sauvignon blanc with notes of passion fruit.
WHERE TO BUY FRUITS AND WINE BY MONCIGALE
I purchased this wine at my local independent liquor store in Calgary, Alberta. The price was a little over $11.00 CAD (purchased in 2016). Check your local liquor retailer for availability.
You can find out more about this wine and Moncigale at their website.
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