La Spinetta 2001 Vigneto Biancospino Moscato d'Asti ($13.99)
Very light pea-green color, almost watery pale, with a distinct greenish hue. Appetizing scents of fresh grapefruit and peach in a burst of refreshing aromas. Sweet as fruit nectar but crisp and light, not "sticky," fresh-fruit sugar held up by a backbone of snappy, lemon-squirt acidity and a prickliness that's just short of fizz. Delicious quaffer, and its low alcohol content (5.5 percent, less than half the strength of most table wines) makes it a light alternative. US Importer: Marc de Grazia Selection, Michael Skurnik Wines, Syosset, N.Y., and other regional importers. (Jan 20, 2003)
FOOD MATCH: Great for summer sipping on the patio, but its frothy sweetness also makes it a surprising match with fiery fare: I served it with a spicy Thai chicken curry.
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