2015 Dry Orange Muscat
100% Orange Muscat
100% Rosa Vineyard
Big Valley District AVA, Lake County
125 cases produced
TA: 5.4 g/L
Tiny 1.5 acre vineyard in the Big Valley District AVA of Lake County. 1400’ elevation. Bilateral cordon, careful canopy management to minimize exposure of fruit to direct sunlight. Vineyard was cover cropped for 3 years before planting to increase organic matter. Gravelly clay loam soil, 8 year old vines.
Gentle, whole cluster press. 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. 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.
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