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Producer: QuadyGrape Varieties: 100% Orange MuscatOptimum Drinking: Within 5 yearsWine Style: Sweet oranges and apricots with a clean finishAlcohol 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.
Quady is the foremost American winery specialising entirely in dessert wines.
Grape Variety: Orange Muscat
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 and chocolate.
Tasting Notes: A vibrant orange in colour, this wine delivers sweet oranges and apricots on the palate. Bittersweet orange marmalade balanced with a fine citric acidity. A great dessert wine.
Reducing Sugar: Approx 140g/L
Perfect accompaniment for a rich chocolate dessert.
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