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Dry Comal Creek Orange Muscat

Dry Comal Creek Orange Muscat Wine Details
Price: $17.99 per bottle

Description: Welcome to the initial release of our newest wine. Orange Muscat is a relative of Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains, considered the greatest of all Muscat varieties. This wine is fresh and bright, reminding one of the first breezes of spring. The aromas have orange blossom, apricot and a hint of key lime. The flavors also remind us of spring, with peach nectar, spice and floral tones. This Muscat is light bodied, with a touch of sweetness. It works well as an aperitif, or might possibly be the perfect picnic wine.

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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