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Edna Valley Vineyard Sweet Edna

Edna Valley Vineyard Sweet Edna Wine Details

Description: Sweet Edna was fermented in stainless steel tanks at very cool temperatures to preserve the aromas and flavors of the Muscat. Fermentation was arrested prior to dryness, a delicate feat accomplished by extremely cold refrigeration to halt yeast activity. After filtration, Sweet Edna was bottle ready in November 2004. Sweet Edna’s exotic aromas include rose petal and Mandarin orange. Though the wine is viscous and sweet, it is not as heavy in style as a late harvest dessert wine. Sweet Edna is delicious with fresh fruits such as raspberries, blackberries and strawberries, and makes a fine dessert wine when paired with fruit tarts or cheeses. Enjoy it with a fruit and cheese plate featuring pears and apples, and aged white cheeses such as Romano, Parmesan and Jack.

Varietal Definition
Muscat Canelli:
Known by many names, this grape’s official French name is Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, which translates as ‘Muscat with small berries’. In California, the name Muscat Canelli is common, derived from Moscato di Canelli, a name used in Italy. In the northern hemisphere this late-ripening variety is mainly used to make semi-sweet and sweet dessert wines, or as a table grape. Grown in many countries, including Austria and Germany (Muskateller), Hungary (Muscat Lunel), and France (Muscat Frontignan), it may be the oldest known grape, confirmed as growing around the Mediterranean for centuries. However, it should not be confused with Muscat of Alexandria, a grape with a similar ancient history in the same region.


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