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.
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.
De-Stemmed. 24 Hour Cold Soak.
Stainless Steel. Temperature Controlled.
Traditional. No Malolactic Fermentation.
Pair with Proscuitto Wrapped Grilled Pears, Aged Gouda, Grilled Pineapple with Shrimp, Cheesecake.