2016 Muscat Ottonel Late Pick
Estate Grown and Bottled
Wines produced from the Muscat family of grapes have been prized for centuries for their vibrant fruit and floral aromas that translate beautifully into naturally sweet dessert wine styles.
Grape. 100% Muscat Ottonel
Harvest date. November 1, 2016
Appellation. Finger Lakes
Viticulture notes. Muscat Ottonel is the first grape we pick each harvest, usually in mid-September. We also leave a small number of clusters on the vine. If our October weather cooperates, the grape berries will ripen further and desiccate slightly, but the skins will remain intact. Hand-picking these grapes in late October or early November allows us to produce a naturally sweet wine that is balanced beautifully by the Muscat Ottonel grape’s floral and citrus character.
Winemaker. Matt Cassavaugh
Fermentation. In stainless steel tanks at low temperature.
Alcohol by volume. 7.5%
Aging. Stainless steel
Residual sugar. 5.0%
IRF sweetness scale. Sweet
Acidity. pH 3.6, TA 6.0 g/L
Bottling date. March 17, 2017
Production. 29 cases 375mL
Casa Larga wine series. Winemaker
TTB ID. 17167-001-000087
Year first produced. 2017
Winemaking notes. We lightly press our Muscat Ottonel grapes, and leave the juice in contact with the skins for several hours to maximize varietal character. Fermentation is performed in stainless steel tanks at cool temperature. The wine is then aged in stainless steel tanks and bottled to capture the wine’s aromatic qualities at their peak.
Enjoying our Muscat Ottonel Late Pick
- At our winery in Fairport
- At CasaLarga.com for direct shipment to residences and workplaces in 37 states.
Aging. Store at cool temperature (55º-60ºF) and out of direct sunlight. This wine is produced to be drunk young, crisp and fresh, i.e. within 1 years of bottling.
Serving temp. 45ºF
Tasting notes. This soft and sweet Muscat Ottonel has a fragrant floral nose, a lovely citrus mid-palate, and a clean finish.
Pairing suggestions. A delicious little apéritif, this wine is also a beautiful accompaniment to vegetarian sushi, bleu cheeses, and fresh fruit.