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Muscat Ottonel 2019

An exotic grape producing a Semi-Dry wine that's aromatic, full-bodied, and floral.

Enticing aromas of honeysuckle, candied citrus, rose, and peonies with intensity on the palate. Slighty sweet and mouthcoating with a lingering finish of honey and orange blossom.

Pair with Proscuitto Wrapped Grilled Pears, Aged Gouda, Grilled Pineapple with Shrimp, Cheesecake.
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Wine Specs

Vintage 2019
ACID 7.1 g/L
Varietal Muscat
PH 3.08
Residual sugar 22 g/L
AGING Unoaked. 5 Months Lees Aging.
Alcohol % 11.5

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TASTING NOTES

Enticing aromas of honeysuckle, candied citrus, rose, and peonies with intensity on the palate. Slighty sweet and mouthcoating with a lingering finish of honey and orange blossom.


VINEYARD NOTES

Muscat Ottonel was introduced to the Finger Lakes by our founder, Dr. Konstantin Frank, in the early 1960s as 1 of 66 experimental vinifera varieties. Since then we have learnt that Muscat Ottonel prefers warmer vineyard sites in the Finger Lakes thus we source these grapes from Lamoreaux Landing on Seneca Lake. The Banana Belt is a portion of land on the east side of Seneca Lake that receives the greatest amount of sun coupled with a location that is nearest the deepest parts of Seneca Lake, thereby having a greater impact on temperature. Grapes grown here exhibit more tropical flavors – a consequence of greater ripeness.


WINEMAKER NOTES

In 2019, budbreak and flowering started about two weeks later than normal. Temperatures during the summer were moderate, and much cooler than in 2018. August and September were cooler than average. Luckily, the weather in the fall was extremely favorable with extended periods of sunny and dry days followed by cool nights. This offered excellent conditions to fully ripen the grapes well into October.


VARIETY

100% Muscat Ottonel.

VINEYARD

100% Lamoreaux Landing.

VINIFICATION

De-Stemmed. 24 Hour Cold Soak.

VESSEL

Stainless Steel. Temperature Controlled.

FERMENTATION

Traditional. No Malolactic Fermentation.

ÉLEVAGE

Unoaked. 5 Months Lees Aging.

ACCOLADES

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