|Double Gold Medal (judges unanimous), 2012 Great Lakes Great Wine Competition|
|Gold Medal, 2012 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging|
Muscat wines are prized for their fragrant floral character. This Valvin Muscat from grapes grown on our farm has a gorgeous orange blossom aroma, a hint of citrus fruits, a touch of sweetness and a long, luxurious finish. Serve chilled on its own or paired with white meats and flavorful vegetable dishes. The Valvin Muscat grape — a complex French-American variety developed at Cornell University in the 1960s — has a long and distinguished ancestry. The Muscat (or Moscato) is believed to be one of the oldest domesticated grapes in the world, having been cultivated in Mesopotamia and the Nile Valley as long ago as 3000 B.C.
The flavors were bursting with juicy ripe peaches, grassy notes, and slate. Depth of flavors was definitely present in this Muscat--offering surprising complexity. The wine had good mouthfeel--dry with a long finish. Truly a delightful white wine!