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.