Muscat is a relatively new varietal to the Angels Gate family. This grape varietal is often classed as one of the aromatic whites sitting next to the likes of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer. But much like Gewurztraminer it has a distinct bouquet that is easily identifiable. Often one would find some of the typical citrus or tree fruit characteristic common with this style of white wine but it is elegantly weaved in with a wonderful floral note. This floral character is usually a dead give away for Muscat.
Our example is a very classic style offering great complexity in a mid weight aromatic superstar. Your taste buds will also be treated to a little more residual sugar as this wine comes in at about 30 g/L.
This wine is not only a great summer sipper but pairs well with a whole host of dishes. Try out a little roasted chicken, pan fried fish, pulled pork or stir-fry.
Our Mountainview series of wines are a dedication to place, as great terroir is a key ingredient in winemaking. Our location on the Beamsville Bench is a place like no other, with history millions of years in the making. Once the shoreline of Lake Ontario, this region is abound with minerals and heavy soils. The heavy clay forces the vines to work harder and dig deeper for food and water, at times pushing to more than 30 feet deep. With such deep rootstocks, these vines typically produce better fruit.
All of our Mountainview wines are limited in production and vinified using the best fruit of a given vintage.
An interesting fact of Riesling is that it is one of the best wines to age. The question of how long to age the wine depends on the desired style. When Riesling is young, it is fresh and fruity often with notes of citrus fruit and racy acidity. Over time those characteristics can turn into a more complex combination of lemon zest, slate, rubber and even petrol. One style is not superior; it is simply personal preference.
This perfectly aged Riesling has had the advantage of being harvested in a cool year, which left the wine with excellent acidity. It is this acidity that has allowed the wine to age so gracefully. On the nose are mineral characters as well as wet stone, lime zest, white grapefruit, honey and a hint of petrol. The palate is fresh with a nice weight and texture to allow for excellent food pairing opportunities. The finish is quite dry with cleansing acidity in the background.
Pair this Riesling with poultry, delicate fish, Asian inspired cuisine, light cream sauces or even mild curry.
|Aging Method:||Stainless Steel|
|Vineyard:||Emerald Shore Vineyard|
|Aging Method:||Stainless Steel, Partial Barrel Aging in French Oak|