The Sweet Pea is made using Muscat a Petit Grains, which is common throughout central and Eastern Europe. It is a red grape, although it is used predominantly to make either sweet or dry white wines. It is used to make an ever so slightly pink and 'frizzante' Moscato wine. The grapes are allowed to spend a small amount of time 'on skins' so we get the lovely pink colour. It is then made like a white wine, pressed off skins and fermented. The wine is chilled to stop fermented and bottled with a little bit of fizz.
This Moscato has a gorgeous grapey nose of Turkish Delight, a hint of cinnamon and a little bubble gum. Of course 'Sweet Pea' is sweet (because of the residual sugar that remains after stopping the fermentation) but it finishes with a wonderful savoury character.
Muscat à Petit Grains