Dessert (375 ml)
Appellation: San Diego County, Pauma Valley, Rincon Reservation
Vineyard: Hunter & Mazzetti Vineyard, Visalia sandy loam
Varieties: 100% Muscat
Harvest: August 3, 2015
Fermentation: Carbonic + Wild Yeast and Malolactic
Alcohol/RS: 18.5% / 6.2%
Production: 61 cases
Honeysuckle, mango, and Fuji apple that drinks in a style more like Sauternes than traditional dessert Muscat. Recommend serving at 38 – 42 degrees Fahrenheit.
Whole-cluster carbonic maceration without CO2 purge in small Flextanks for seven days. Whole-cluster pressed into stainless. Wild yeast fermentation until fortified with 185 proof white brandy when RS near 6%. Aged in stainless. Racked off gross lees, and bottled unfiltered on 3/11/2017.