Our fortified white wine was made from a small batch of New York Muscat grapes that was harvested in October 2009 and 2010 and left in the greenhouse to allow drying for several weeks to concentrate flavours and sugars.
Following drying, the grapes were pressed and left to undergo a partial fermentation. Our own Muscat brandy was then added to arrest fermentation and fortify the wine to an alcohol content of 18% alc./vol. After fermentation, the wine was aged for 5 years in American oak barrels.
This wine displays interesting notes of fresh fruit, apple, candied apricot, honey and oak, and offers a pleasing balance of sweetness, acidity and tannins with a long lingering finish.
Enjoy this treat on its own, with cheeses, or a variety of desserts.