Muscat 2015

Muscat 2015

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Winemaker Notes

A 75% Early Muscat and 25% Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains blend forms an aromatic yet delicate wine with tropical fruit notes and floral qualities. Perfect with spicy foods or for sipping.
 

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

Platinum, 2016 Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging
"Known best for its muscular reds and lean, clean Albariño, Abacela shows its versatility with this sweet, appealing wine made from Early Muscat (75%) and Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains. Harvested at only 22.5 Brix, it displays honeysuckle, lively acidity, nice spice notes, tropical fruit, tangerine zest, and is striking, fully-flavored and zippy despite its 3% residual sugar."

90 points, Wine Enthusiast

Gold Medal, 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition
"Annually, Abacela crafts one of the most beautiful and graceful Muscats in the Pacific Northwest. This new vintage is no exception, thanks to aromas of rosewater, lavender and clove. On the palate, it offers flavors of lychee, pink grapefruit and Golden Delicious apple. Its 3% residual sugar and gentle acidity make this a delicious and approachable sipper."

Gold Medal, Pacific Rim Wine Competition

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:  Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
 
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
 
Harvest Date:  14 September 2015
 
At harvest:  22.5° Brix, pH; 3.3, TA; 6.2 grams/liter
 
Varietal Composition:  Early Muscat 75%, Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains 25%
 
At bottling:  Sugar; 3.0%     
    
Cooperage:  Stainless Steel
 
Closure:  Stelvin Lux Plus Screwcap
 
Bottling date:  10 February 2016
 
Alcohol:  11.0% by volume
 
Case Production:  117 (750 mL)