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Artist Collection Muscato di Canelli Lake County

Artist Collection Muscato di Canelli Lake County Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: Smelling this wine is like putting your nose into a bouquet of fresh flowers (honeysuckle, rose, apple blossom). It is medium bodied, medium sweet (but does not taste it), and extremely fruity and floral in flavor, with a long aftertaste. Serve with dishes that have mild sweetness or moderate levels of spiciness or heat, including orange chicken (chicken a la orange), barbecued chicken or pork, mild curry dishes, and honey baked ham.

Varietal Definition
Muscat, thought to be one of the oldest grape varieties, is grown worldwide. It is vinified in a multitude of styles, from still to sparkling, and dry to sweet to fortified. Also called Moscato, Moscatel and Muskateller, it is a sweetly aromatic, fruity grape that has many genetic variations and colors. It probably originated in Greece but maybe the independent sultanate of Muscat in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula had something to do with it. Over 200 different varieties and derivatives to the Muscat family exist today. Muscat Canelli, Orange Muscat and Black Muscat are varieties most planted in California, which makes primarily still wine. More unusual is Muscat fermented to total dryness, which leaves greater alcohol levels and no residual sugar. Some Muscats are aged in oak to provide additional complexity.Today’s recommended Muscats represent many of these styles, so use the tasting notes and percent of residual sugar - listed if provided by the winery - to find a wine you’ll enjoy. The more sugar and the lower the alcohol, the sweeter the wine, though wines above 10 percent alcohol can also be somewhat sweet.


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