Pale golden in color with green hues, clear and bright. The nose is nice with floral notes, both fresh and dried. Also some lemons and slight pears. Medium bodied. Slight viscosity. Slightly oily texture. On the palate, citrus with some minerality. Good acidity. Long finish. Good value. This is an easy drinking white that is sure to please a crowd. Drink over the next couple of years. Nice on its own or with lighter foods but could even work with a burger off the grill.
A nice treat to be able to try this at the winery. 10.5% abv. Golden in color, clear and bright. The nose has elderberries and sea air. Viscous texture. Good acidity. On the palate, sort of an apricot liqueur note. Long finish. This is tasty and easy to drink. Great on its own, this would work with a not too sweet berry pastry. Drink over the next ten years.
Muskateller probably doesn't get the attention it deserves, getting short shrift to the Gruners and Rieslings in Austria. Yet, some are quite charming and well worth visiting. This is one. Silvery/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose has lychees, elderberries, apricots and slight minty note. Moderate acidity. On the palate, this is dry. Apricots, lychee and slight elderberries. Nice texture. Good finish. This drinks easy on its own and would be a nice wine with a lighter lunch. Drink over the next few years.
This is a very interesting wine. It is a bit sweet but not cloying or dessert level. Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is pretty. Very floral. Medium bodied. Viscous texture. On the palate, the floral aspects come thru. Long finish. This is a pretty wine that drinks well now and should continue for another five to eight years. It drinks easily and on the lighter side on its own and will work well with lighter foods. Tuna salad would be a nice match for lunch.
This is a dessert wine made from Muscat a Petit Grains in the southern Rhone. Vidal Fleury is now owned by the Guigal family, but the winery is the oldest in the Rhone. Thomas Jefferson visited in the 1700's. This is an excellent value in dessert wine. Golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is pretty with apricot and blood orange and a slight honey note. Medium bodied. Good acidity. Sweet, not cloying. On the palate, oranges and slight honey notes. Long finish. A nice way to top off an evening. This is nice on its own and would work well with a less sweet cake or cookie.
Very aromatic wine. Silvery/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose is pretty. Perfumed with lychee nuts and slight herbal notes (wild thyme?). Medium bodied. On the palate, moderate acidity with pear. Moderate finish. Not a lot of depth here but very enjoyable for what it is. Drink over the next few years. Nice on its own, this will work well with lighter dishes. Soft cheeses such as brie would work well.
Served at Heuriger Hamböck in Krems, Austria. Tocken. 12.5% abv. Green/silver/gold in color, clear and bright. The fragrant nose has apricots and wild fennel. Medium bodied. Good acidity. On the palate, the apricots come thru. Good finish. This is a delightful light wine. It drinks nicely on its own and will work with lighter foods. Nice with semi-hard local cheeses. Drink over the next year or two.
This is a dry wine made from the Sárgamuskotály (also known as Muscat à Petits Grains) in Hungary. Consumed at the Liz & Chain sky Rooftop bar in Budapest. Slivery/green/gold in color, clear and bright. It has an interesting nose of orange, mint, tarragon and acacia flowers. Light bodied with a slight viscosity. On the palate, this has nice lime notes with slight orange peel. Moderate acidity. Long finish. A refreshing wine at the end of a hot day. It drinks well on its own and will work well with lighter foods. Fried artichokes would work well.
This is a desert wine from an island just off the coast of Tunisia, Africa, but belonging to Sicily. There are strong winds and the grapes lose their moisture and raisin on the vine. It is made from the Zimbibbo grape which is also known as Muscat of Alexandria. It has an amber iced tea color, clear and bright. The nose is amazing with apricots, orange peel, dried pineapple, and wild sage. Full bodied and viscous. On the palate, apricots, dried apricots, and orange rind with enough acidity to balance the sweetness. Long finish. Delicious and interesting. This will likely last for d
This is a sparkling wine from Armenia made from the Muscat grape. The secondary fermentation happens in tanks not bottles which is a pretty successful process used in Eastern Europe and Asia to make inexpensive sparkling wines. Tasted with a group, lots of comparisons to Asti Spumante or Martini & Rossi wines which is fair, but this beats most of those in price. Light golden in color, clear and bright. A nice froth of larger bubbles which leaves the glass quickly. The nose has nice peach notes with some minerality. On the palate, there is some carbonation. Slightly sweet but not