Dessert Wine

Skip the heavy dessert option for something that will make your mouth twinkle. Dessert wines are meant to be enjoyed in small glasses and treasured like a glass of Scotch.

Skip the heavy dessert option for something that will make your mouth twinkle. Dessert wines are meant to be enjoyed in small glasses and treasured like a glass of Scotch.

ONE OF THE MOST, popular dessert wines is Moscato sparkling wine. In most cases, Moscato wine is a sweet, slightly bubbly white wine made from Muscat grapes. Though Moscato is often sweet, its low alcohol (5-8% ABV) and refreshing flavor profile makes Moscato more than just a dessert wine.

Speaking of Moscato wine, you should really try Moscato D’Bali that is brewed by Bali-based Sababay Winery.  Made from Muscat grapes grown in cooperative vineyard of 65-hectares in Buleleng, North Bali,Moscato d’Bali is naturally sparkling by combining fermented juice with natural juice of the same grape resulting a fruity sweet wine with low alcohol and sparkling sensation. Drunk young while the sparkle is at its most bubbly, Moscato d’Bali is best consumer very chilled. It has a straw color with persistent bubbles. Look for a scent of white flowers with mango overtones and hint of lemon zest.

Indonesia recently had the honor to be represented by the Bali origin Moscato D’Bali in an international wine tasting event, the Wine Explorers’ Grand Annual Tasting 2016, which was held on a terrace overlooking the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on June 13, 2016.

Sababay Wine was showcased along other favorite wines from numerous parts of the world, including from the England, Brazil, Belgia, Sweden and Slovakia. Leading and renowned professionals from global wine industry, comprising wine experts, sommelier, media and global wine producers, gathered during this grand annual tasting event.

Co-founder of Wine Explorer, Jean-Baptise Ancelot, commented that Moscato d’Bali from Sababay Winery was among the wines that received positive responses from guests during the grand tasting event.

“Moscato d’Bali was indeed a very good sparkling wine, with a lot of fruits and aromas of white flowers, quite fresh and easy to drink. (It goes) really nice with Indonesian climate (hot and humid) and the Indonesian food. We had many positive comments from the guests who really enjoyed this exotic and delicate sparkling wine!”

Sababay Moscato d’Bali previously won Silver Medal in The AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2015. The AWC Vienna is the largest and internationally recognized wine competition, and last year 1,800 wine producers from 40 countries took part. AWC applies among the strictest standards, where an international caliber judge from the highest level is assigned to taste and score wines in separate cabins using absolute blind testing procedure.

Sababay Moscato d’Bali also won another Silver Medal from the Singapore Wine & Spirits Awards 2014, a leading Asian wine competition participated by wineries across the globe where blind tasting method is also a standard. Also in 2015, Sababay obtained three awards during the CWSA (China Wine & Spirits Awards) 2015. In addition, Sababay received the Seal of Approval for Ludisia and Moscato d’Bali during the Japan Wine Challenge 2015.


Written by Gupta Sitorus & Primo Rizky Photographs by Gupta Sitorus & Primo Rizky September 18, 2016.

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