This fruit forward wine is very light and crisp with aromas of white peaches which is complimented by a subtle sweet herbal finish.
Grown on an ancient river delta, our Muscat Ottonel planting is a little over one third acre on a very quick draining Howard series gravel soil. Morning sun on the site, along with quick draining soil limits disease pressure allowing for clean fruit, despite the high susceptibility of this variety to downy mildew. Muscat Ottonel Vines have good yield and are early ripening. The vines are more cold hardy than other varietals in the Muscat family of Vitis vinifera making the Finger Lakes an ideal area for growing this light and crisp varietal. 2016 was a good year for this varietal and a good sugar level was reached. The young vines did show some signs of drought during the unusually dry growing season.
A perfect companion to chicken, oysters and any fruit desserts.
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