Mirassou Winery

Moscato Wine

Mirassou® California Moscato

About the Wine:

Our 2011 Mirassou California Moscato captures the essence of summer in a bottle. From the moment the bottle is opened, intense fruit aromas of orange blossoms, peaches, ripe pineapples and citrus overwhelm the nose. These bright and fruit-forward aromas extend to the palate through luscious flavors of sweet tropical fruit, mandarin oranges and honey.

Viticulture Notes:

The grapes for our 2011 Sauvignon Blanc wine were selected from vineyards in the Central Valley and from San Luis Obispo County, which is along the Central Coast. We chose to select grapes from the Central Coast to add depth and intensity to the overall blend. Both regions have characteristically cool evenings and mornings, which allowed the grapes to retain their great natural acidity. The 2011 growing season began late because of an unusually cool and wet spring, contributing to this wine’s excellent, crisp acidity.

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Winemaker Notes:

At the winery, the skins were separated from juice immediately to avoid any possible bitterness in the wine. Solids are removed prior to fermentation by floatation, centrifuging and or racking. Fermentation occurs in upright stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures of 55 to 60˚F to maintain the maximum amount of fruit flavors. Epernay II yeast is used in fermentation to release and amplify the aromatics and flavors of the Moscato juice. Fermentation is cut short to retain sweetness in the wine. Extremely gentle handling and low storage temperatures keep the dissolved CO2 achieved in fermentation, which creates a complex mouthfeel.

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