2011 Vinho Doce Branco - Muscat
California Muscat Dessert Wine in the Port style. Leaves in the vineyards

Date Picked: 9/1/2011
Brix at Harvest: 25.2
Age of Vines: 14th leaf
Fermentation Mode: Closed tank
Yeast: CSM
Length of Fermentation: 8 days
Fermentation Temperature: 62 – 67degrees F
Aging: 12 months in French oak barrels
Alcohol: 16.2 pH: 3.34 TA: .71 RS: 12.7%
Cases Produced: 65
Cellar Lifespan: 6 -15 – 20 years

Winemaker Notes:

*A brilliant golden yellow color.

*The nose is rich and forward, full of Muscat fruit with honeysuckle and apricot notes.

*In the mouth the wine has a classic balance of ripe Muscat, acid and alcohol. I patterned this wine after a Portuguese white port I tasted some 30 years ago and never forgot.

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