A Riverdance on the tongue

2013 Moscato d’Asti, GD Vajra, Piemonte, Italy (about £14.99, Whole Foods Market, 020-7368 4500; Noel Young Wines, 01223-566744; Grape & Grind, 0117-924 8718; Wine Utopia, 01962-706666; PM Wine Cellars, 01823-336170; DeFINE Food & Wine, 01606-882101; Wine Direct, 01323-441991; Eclectic Tastes, 01382-848871).

There are a handful of inexpensive Moscatos on the supermarket shelves and they all do a basic job pretty well. My favourite, artisan version is 2013 Moscato d’Asti, Nivole, Chiarlo, (£7.09, half bottle, Booths Supermarkets) – a classy offering, but still basically a fizzy, sweet, grapey, soda-siphon-style creation.

I went to a Piemonte tasting the other day in order to get knee deep in 2010 Barolo and when I reached the Vajra table I was, of course, in heaven. In fact, I will be releasing my first, in-depth Piemonte report on my website in the autumn, but it wasn’t a mighty nebbiolo which took my breath away.

I had no idea that Moscato d’Asti could taste so angelic. I implore you to track down a bottle – it was like Tinkerbell and her pals did their very own version of the Riverdance on my tongue.

• Matthew Jukes is a winner of the International Wine & Spirit Competition’s Communicator of the Year (www.matthewjukes.com).

66% off newsstand price

12 issues (and much more) for just £12

That’s right. We’ll give you 12 issues of MoneyWeek magazine, complete access to our exclusive web articles, our latest wealth building reports and videos as well as our subscriber-only email… for just £12.

That’s just £1 per week for Britain’s best-selling financial magazine.

Click here to take advantage of our offer

Britain is leaving the European Union. Donald Trump is reducing America’s role in global markets. Both will have profound consequences for you as an investor.

MoneyWeek analyses the critical issues facing British investors on a weekly basis. And, unlike other publications, we provide you with the solutions to help you turn a situation to your financial advantage.

Take up our offer today, and we’ll send you three of our most important investment reports:

All three of these reports are yours when you take up our 12 issues for £12 offer today.

MoneyWeek has been advising private British investors on what to do with their money since 2000. Our calls over that period have enabled our readers to both make and save a great deal of money – hence our position as the UK’s most-trusted investment publication.

Click here to subscribe for just £12