Muscat Blanc Dessert Wine
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
Adelaida
Alcohol %
12.4

Muscat Blanc Dessert Wine

Muscat Blanc 100%


 

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SKU: DW1011-B375
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AROMA
honey, orange marmalade, peach blossoms, pressed flowers 
FLAVOR
unctuous, honeyed white peach, candied ginger 
FOOD PAIRINGS
foie gras stuffed dates, coconut flan, mascarpone cheesecake
 

Drink now through 2023.

Adelaida’s dessert wine (our interpretation of classic “eiswein”) should more correctly be called “vin de glacier”.  It is based on late harvest grapes that are frozen stiff inside the winery.  These late picked grapes gain sugar concentration as they dry out on the vine.  While true ice wine is the result of grapes frozen hard naturally in the vineyard, Paso Robles’ moderate climate will not produce these extreme winter temperatures more typical of Germany and Canada, who specialize in this unique genre.  

Always the last pick of the year, Adelaida’s dessert wine is based on a small block of aromatic Muscat au petite grains or Muscat Blanc.  The frozen grapes are pressed off, producing only a few drops of sweet nectar-like juice per grape, minus the still frozen water fraction. Sweet wines ferment slowly (over several months) and require a specialized yeast strain that can metabolize the elevated sugars. Small crops from this acre site necessitated a blend of two vintages.   Serve well chilled in a normal wine glass (to show the full aromatic intensity).   

 

 

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