Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dry Muscat Blanc

Spring is bottling season at most wineries and it has been a busy season at BookCliff Vineyards. In the past few weeks no less that seven different wines have been bottled and we still have a couple more coming up in the next few months. Some of the highlights include a special Chardonnay for the Black Cat Restaurant, a barrel-aged Black Muscat dessert wine and a dry Muscat Blanc.

You may be familiar with the Muscat Blanc (also called Moscato Bianco, Muscato Canelli...) grape from its other styles from around the globe. In 2008 BookCliff actually made a sweet Late Harvest style Muscat Blanc. You can also find sweet styles of the wine from places like Alsace, France or Asti, Italy, where they produce a lightly sparkling sweet wine from this grape. Not often will you find a dry version of this wine. Now you have the opportunity to try something new! The 2009 BookCliff Muscat Blanc is a dry white that is bursting with floral and tropical fruit aromas and is crisp and fruity on the palate. This is a wonderful summer wine that will be perfect for any picnic or BBQ. If you are a fan of Sauvignon Blanc, I think you will find some similar characteristics in this wine that you will love. So we encourage you to come on out to the tasting room to give our new wines a try!

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