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Montevina Moscato Terra d'Oro 2005

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HARVEST DETAILS Date: October 2005 Brix: 24.6 T.A.: .60g/100ml pH: 3.87 WINE INFORMATION Composition: 100% Muscat Alcohol: 10% T.A.: .65g/100ml pH: 3.30 Cases: 6500 Release Date: February 2006 VINEYARD INFORMATION Muscat, or Moscato, in all its varieties and hues is grown in nearly every region on the planet producing a dizzying array of wines with many monikers. Heavily perfumed and sticky sweet some theorize that the name was derived from the French "musque", literally to be perfumed. Because of its sweetness Muscat is one of the only seeded "wine grapes"cultivated as a table grape (in the harsher climates of Northern Europe even grown under glass to fill the fruit bowl). California's sun baked hillsides and cool Mediterranean summer nights make a happy home for the grape. Our vineyards produce large clusters of big juicy berries. A careful irrigation program ensures the intense perfume indicative of proper ripeness before sugar levels require harvesting. WINEMAKING Our winemaking process for Terra d'Oro Moscato is dramatically different from our other wines. Upon arriving at the winery fifty percent of the fruit is immediately sent to the press ensuring added delicacy. The rest of the grapes are destemmedand crushed to stainless steel tank and left overnight before pressing. This is referred to as the cap and drain method, the majority ofwhole berries float atop the tank. This delivers more varietal intensity. After gentle pressing, seventy-five percent of the juice is inoculated with yeast. The balance is stored at very low temperatures remaining sweet juice. Only by eventually blendingwine from grapes both crushed and uncrushed, sweet, and fermented dry are we able to achieve such balance. WINEMAKER NOTES Montevina 2005 Terra d'Oro Moscato bursts with fruit fragrance and sweet perfume. The nose captures the sweet, creamy essence of Meyer lemon curd, with a honey laden graham cracker crust. The soft, lush mouth delivers the flavors of fresh, unfiltered apple juice, leading to a refreshing finish of apricot and jasmine. A bright acidity makes for a lovely pallet cleanser or aperitif wine and a better companion for a warm fruit dessert would be tough to find.

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Snooth User: George Parkinson
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3.00 5
07/28/2009

color-pale yellow nose-nectarine mouth-stone fruit, honeydew melon finish-medium buy it share it


Snooth User: Jermzzy
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3.50 5
04/26/2009

kind of fun, sweet, lots of crispness



HARVEST DETAILS Date: October 2005 Brix: 24.6 T.A.: .60g/100ml pH: 3.87 WINE INFORMATION Composition: 100% Muscat Alcohol: 10% T.A.: .65g/100ml pH: 3.30 Cases: 6500 Release Date: February 2006 VINEYARD INFORMATION Muscat, or Moscato, in all its varieties and hues is grown in nearly every region on the planet producing a dizzying array of wines with many monikers. Heavily perfumed and sticky sweet some theorize that the name was derived from the French "musque", literally to be perfumed. Because of its sweetness Muscat is one of the only seeded "wine grapes"cultivated as a table grape (in the harsher climates of Northern Europe even grown under glass to fill the fruit bowl). California's sun baked hillsides and cool Mediterranean summer nights make a happy home for the grape. Our vineyards produce large clusters of big juicy berries. A careful irrigation program ensures the intense perfume indicative of proper ripeness before sugar levels require harvesting. WINEMAKING Our winemaking process for Terra d'Oro Moscato is dramatically different from our other wines. Upon arriving at the winery fifty percent of the fruit is immediately sent to the press ensuring added delicacy. The rest of the grapes are destemmedand crushed to stainless steel tank and left overnight before pressing. This is referred to as the cap and drain method, the majority ofwhole berries float atop the tank. This delivers more varietal intensity. After gentle pressing, seventy-five percent of the juice is inoculated with yeast. The balance is stored at very low temperatures remaining sweet juice. Only by eventually blendingwine from grapes both crushed and uncrushed, sweet, and fermented dry are we able to achieve such balance. WINEMAKER NOTES Montevina 2005 Terra d'Oro Moscato bursts with fruit fragrance and sweet perfume. The nose captures the sweet, creamy essence of Meyer lemon curd, with a honey laden graham cracker crust. The soft, lush mouth delivers the flavors of fresh, unfiltered apple juice, leading to a refreshing finish of apricot and jasmine. A bright acidity makes for a lovely pallet cleanser or aperitif wine and a better companion for a warm fruit dessert would be tough to find.

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