Price:  £12.50 | Case Rate: £11.83
Ex Tax: £10.42

Quady Winery - Essensia Orange Muscat (375ml) 2016 (Half Bottle)

Information

  • Country: USA
  • Wine Region: California
  • Wine Maker: Michael Blaylock
  • Grape: Muscat
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Muscat
  • Alcohol Percentage: 15%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 375
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Food Matching

Food Matching

Essensia's vibrant flavor makes it an excellent accompaniment to desserts, particularly chocolate and those containing almonds, peaches, apples, or apricots. It is also used for dipping biscotti, for moistening cakes, or for adding to trifles. With sparkling water, it makes a refreshing spritzer; with sparkling wine it makes Essensia Royale.

Duty/Vat Paid
WE: 93 (2010)

Wine tasting notes

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 is lightly fortified to about 15% alcohol and aged for 3 months in French Oak. Its relatively high acidity makes it taste balanced, even with its considerable sweetness, more like the taste of fresh fruit than an old fashioned sticky sweet muscat.

Expert Reviews

Wine Enthusiast (2010)93 pts

Absolutely delicious, an addictive dessert wine. Brisk in acidity and clean in the mouth, it offers fabulously sweet flavors of oranges, vanilla, honey and buttered toast. Drink it with cheesecake and go to heaven. — S.H. (5/1/2012)

Vinification Notes

Fermentation was arrested with neutral grape brandy. This arrested fermentation preserves the delicate aroma of the fresh, ripe grapes. Aged for 3 months in French Oak.