TA: 5.4 g/l
Brix at harvest: 24.1
Harvest date: 9/8/2017
Aging treatment: 100% stainless steel
“The Muscat grape is widely used for its characteristic monoterpene, fruity or grapey aroma. It is a delicious and intriguing but not too serious play on white wine, which lends itself to being chilled and creating a party around it. It is a varietal that we have not played with here at Page Mill, but perhaps it’s about time.
Over the years I have sought after newness and freshness. Michael Curran was the lead on trying the Muscat grape, and I think I owe him a debt of gratitude...This type of wine has been missing from our lineup.”
Dane Stark, winemaker
The Muscat (or as we lovingly call “#MuscatLuv”) brings a new and playful dimension to the Page Mill family of white wines. The Muscat grape has typical floral components not associated with Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, or even Sauvignon Blanc. Its ripe and generous aroma profile lend itself to being off dry or sweet. We have created an off dry version of this classic grape.
It should be served well chilled and will beg to be consumed by itself or with a host of pre-dinner nosh like goat cheese, dried apricots, harder cheeses, nuts and chartuterie. It is, additionally, not afraid to “go it alone”…. And can be just as easily served as a dessert wine, providing a gentle sweetness to please the post meal digestion.