Essensia Orange Muscat
Price: £121.56 (£10.13 per 37.5cl bottle. Includes FREE UK delivery on orders of 12 bottles or more.)
An appealing wine made from 100% Orange Muscat grapes by Andrew Quady, based in Madera County, California USA. The Orange Muscat grape variety is little known. It was once grown in France and there are some small plantings in Italy and Australia. The wine is lightly fortified to about 15% alcohol and aged for 3 months in French Oak.
From 100% Orange Muscat with an aroma reminiscent of Orange Blossom and Apricot, and a lingering refreshing aftertaste, Essensia is used as a dessert accompaniment or a dessert in itself. The wine tastes balanced, like the taste of fresh fruit.
Wow! What a wine to have with chocolate! Chocolate bars, chocolate pudding, chocolate mousse! I've never come across anything like it. I am not usually too keen on dessert wines because I tend to find them too sweet for my palate. This is an exception. I just love it, preferably, but not necessarilly chilled. A great wine to have over the Christmas period.