Vintage Muscat – June 2018 Wine of the Month

Vintage Muscat

Wine of the Month – Vintage Muscat 3 bottles for $33

The Muscat family of grapes include over 200 grape varieties belonging to the Vitis vinifera species that have been used in wine production and as raisin and table grapes around the globe for many centuries. Their colors range from white to yellow, to pink to near black. Muscat grapes and wines almost always have a pronounced sweet floral aroma.

The breadth and number of varieties of muscat suggest that it is perhaps the oldest domesticated grape variety, and there are theories that most families within the Vitis vinifera grape variety are descended from the Muscat variety. Some familiar Muscat wines from around the globe are the sparkling Muscato Asti (Italy), Liqueur Muscat (France), fortified Moscatels (Spain) and the ever-popular Muscato (Americas).

Vintage Muscat is Century Farm’s version of the Muscato except that it is not overly sweet – just enough sweetness to balance with the acidity. Very fruity on the front end with plenty of citrus on the mid-palate. Very refreshing sipping wine.

Chardonel – May 2018 Wine of the Month

chardonel

Wine of the Month – Chardonel, 3 for $39

Chardonel is a hybrid grape developed by Cornel University and is a combination of the American hybrid Seyval and French Chardonnay.   It is a rich, fruit-forward wine with a smooth butter finish.

This dry and refreshing white wine exhibits a complex set of aromas and flavors –vanilla, pineapple, lime, cedar, pear, and green apple.

Similar in style to its parent grape, Chardonnay.

Best when served chilled and pairs well with white creamy cheeses, pasta with cream sauces and pesto.

It also compliments basil, rosemary, and mushrooms.  Chardonel goes wonderfully with grilled chicken, sea bass and trout.

Almonds, apples, vanilla cake and banana bread make for delightful snacks to accompany this very popular wine.

Awards – 2012 Wines of the South Bronze Medal

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Madison Muscat – April Wine Of The Month

Madison Muscat

For the month of April, you can get 3 bottles of Madison Muscat for $33

This months Wine of the Month, Madison Muscat, comes from 100% Valvin Muscat vines grown here at Century Farm Winery.

The Valvin Muscat is a hybrid grape developed by Cornell University and recently released for production in 2006.  The Valvin Muscat Grape is a result of a cross between Muscat Ottonel and hybrid Muscat du Moulin.

This award-winning wine has hints of citrus and melon flavors with a soft lingering finish.  It has a nice even balance of sweetness and acidity which makes for a great semi-sweet sipping wine.

The Madison Muscat pairs well with mild cheeses and fruit desserts.

Stop by the winery and pick some up or you can buy online, here.

 

Irish Rose – March Wine of the Month

Irish Rose

Wine of the Month – Irish Rose, 3 Bottles for $33 plus tax

A true Blush wine produced by Century Farm Winery in the sense that two finished wines were blended together.  A darkish pink colored wine resulting from the blend of Corot Noir and Cayuga which carries a heavier body than white wines.

Often referred to as a “Summer Wine”, we like to describe Irish Rose´ as a “Party Wine” due to the fact that it may be appreciated by both the white or red wine connoisseur.  Best when served chilled and is an excellent accompaniment to salads, hors-d’oeuvres and desserts.

Awards – 2013 Silver Medal Dixie Classic Fair