REGION: California, USA
VARIETIES: Orange Muscat
INFO: In 1980 Andrew Quady discovered a parcel of underused Orange Muscat grapes in
Reedley, California, which led him to make a wine which celebrated the intense
aromas and spicy fruit flavours of the grapes. The Orange Muscat grapes were crushed, chilled and allowed to macerate. Fermentation was arrested with neutral grape brandy. This arrested fermentation preserves the delicate aromas of the fresh, ripe grapes. Therefore, the wine is lightly fortified to about 15% alcohol and aged for three months in used, predominantly French oak barrels.
Vibrant orange in colour, this wine delivers luscious sweet oranges and apricots on
the palate. The bittersweet orange marmalade notes balance well with the zesty
WINE REVIEW: Sweet orange and apricot dessert wine balanced by bittersweet marmalade notes.