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Producer: QuadyGrape Varieties: 100% Black MuscatOptimum Drinking: Within 5 yearsWine Style: Complements chocolate puddings perfectlyAlcohol by Volume: 15%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: USA
Andrew Quady's change of career from making fireworks to making wine produced an explosion of its own kind when he created Essensia from the Orange Muscat grape (named because the grapes have an aroma reminiscent of orange blossom). It was an instant success at tastings and wine shows and until 1985 he could not make enough to satisfy demand.
Following the success of Essensia, Andy's next creation was Elysium from the Black Muscat grape, which is magenta in colour, with a haunting rose-like aroma.
Quady is the foremost American winery specialising entirely in dessert wines and continues to win medals worldwide
Grape Variety: Black Muscat (known in Europe as Muscat Hamburg)
Fermentation: Was arrested with neutral grape brandy. This arrested fermentation preserves the delicate aroma of the fresh, ripe grapes.
Ageing: 3 months in French oak barrels.
Serve: Chilled in small glasses and is excellent when paired with desserts, chocolate, vanilla ice-cream and blue cheese.
Taste: A wonderful dessert wine with a rich berry flavour and a crystalline aroma of rose petals.
Reducing Sugar: 160g/L
Great with chocolate
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