Sometimes you just want something fun and summery to drink. Here are a couple of really fun, sweet, fizzy wines with real points of interest.
Innocent Bystander Moscato 2013 Victoria, Australia
5.5% alcohol. From a really attractive crown-capped 37.5 cl bottle, this just works. It’s pink and sweet and fizzy, with grape and cherry fruit. Simple, fresh and not at all cloying, it’s easy and fun. 87/100 (£6.95 the 2012 is available from www.winedirect.co.uk/innocent-bystander-pink-moscato-2012)
Cantina Puianello Bollicino Rosso NV Ancellotta dell’Emilia IGT, Italy
5.5% alcohol. This was a real surprise when I tasted it the other day. It’s a sweet, fizzy red, but with real personality and a bit of savoury bite. Very deeply coloured, it is sweet and fresh with some black cherry, bitter plum and olive notes. Very drinkable but with more than a hint of seriousness. 89/100 (£6 Wine Boutique www.wine-boutique.co.uk/bollicini-rosso-cantina-puianello.html)