2015 Muscat Ottonel
Estate Grown and Bottled
Wines produced from the Muscat family of grapes have been prized for centuries for their vibrant fruit and floral aromas. This exceptional Muscat Ottonel is finished in the drier European style.
Grape. 100% Muscat Ottonel
Appellation. Finger Lakes
Viticulture notes. Muscat Ottonel is the first grape we pick each harvest, usually in mid-September. Early picking allow us to highlight the grape’s natural lemony-citrus character.
Winemaker. Matt Cassavaugh
Fermentation. In stainless steel tanks at low temperature
Alcohol by volume. 11.5%
Aging. Stainless steel
Residual sugar. 1.0%
IRF sweetness scale. Dry
Acidity. pH 3.5, TA 6.3 g/L
Bottling date. August 30, 2016
Production. 44 cases 750mL
Casa Larga wine series. Classic
TTB ID. 17019-001-000441
Year first produced. 1990
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 very young to capture the wine’s aromatic qualities at their peak.
Enjoying our Muscat Ottonel
- At our winery in Fairport
- At com for direct shipment to residences and workplaces in 37 states.
2013 vintage. 92 Points, Gold Medal and Best
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2012 vintage. 92 Points, Gold Medal and Best
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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 2 years of bottling.
Ideal serving temperature. 50ºF
Tasting notes. This exceptional, dry, European style Muscat Ottonel has a fragrant floral nose, vibrant citrus notes, and a luxurious finish.
Pairing suggestions. Delicious as an apéritif, this wine is also a beautiful accompaniment to light salads and vegetable dishes.