Yes, you read that correctly, I have decided to run a feature for June, that is all about the Muscat [read: Muscatel, Moscato or Moscatel] grape variety. Commonly given a wrap sheet of being very sweet, and sometimes even devastatingly sweet, I decided to play my hand at something I don't often do and drink them. This is going to be intense. So without further ramblings, let us dive into our first feature, the Three Muscateers Muscat blend.
So this wine is a blend of three varieties of Muscat. (Do you see the pun? Because I do...) Muscat Alexandria, one of the most planted Muscat varieties in the world, Muscat Blanc, believed to be one of the oldest grape varieties still in existence, and lastly Orange Muscat, a more citrus flavored Muscat grape as its name says instead of sweet and floral like most others. So, as for how these three turned out, I can easily say this is not a bad pick to start this series. The wine is definitely sweet, but not in the way that I expected. Turning out to have a somewhat citrusy sweetness and light floral aroma, this wine carries itself pretty well and with a bit of a bite on the end the heavy palate feel and weighty viscosity really make this something that can be poured as a dessert itself. I, mind you, had it with some fried chicken, and that was not a bad pairing either.
So yea, June is going to be a month full of sweetness and hopefully nice days to pair it with; and with all that sweetness, there will be some sweet deals on a couple of the featured wines as well! Check back soon, I will be posting a new Moscato every week.
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