2014 Dry Orange Muscat
100% Orange Muscat
100% Ventana Vineyard
45 cases produced
Ventana Vineyard. Over 30 year old vines planted on Arroyo Seco alluvial gravel and rock deposits. The vineyard sits at the base of the Santa Lucia Highlands, west side of the Salinas Valley in Monterey County.
Gentle, whole cluster press. Very cool fermentation to maintain aromatics. Indigenous yeast, stainless steel fermentation. Bottled prior to malolactic fermentation.
Not what you might expect hearing the word Muscat, this wine was fermented to dryness. I was inspired by another dry Orange Muscat I made about 8 years ago that I loved! Intense aromas of marzipan and bergamot. Dry, with flavors that carry from the aromas of orange peel and almond. Perfect to pair with cheese and charcuterie plates.