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Europa Village

Europa Village
2015 Bolero Cellars Estate Wine, Muscat Canelli, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: White Muscat

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.4% RS: 1.4%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$29

Europa Village
2015 Bolero Cellars Estate Wine, Muscat Canelli, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: White Muscat

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.4% RS: 1.4%
Clear emerald straw color. Floral, sweet aromas and flavors of orange blossom, melon, guava pastry, peach candy, and tropical flowers with a round, shy, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, brief finish that presents notes of violet pastilles and sunflower seed with soft, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A powerfully aromatic Muscat for spritzes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: orange blossom, melon, guava pastry, peach candy, and tropical flowers
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of violet pastilles and sunflower seed
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now in cocktails
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Kebobs, Ceviche, Jambalaya
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A powerfully aromatic Muscat for spritzes.

The Producer

Europa Village

The Producer
33475 La Serena Way
Temecula, CA 92591
USA
1 951-506-1818

White Muscat

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Muscat is a grape that is made into both dry as well as tantalizing sweet wines, most notably in France and Australia. Muscat is known elsewhere, most notably in Italy as Moscato.

Muscat is grown in Alsace, France where it is dry, while in the Rhone Valley further south, Beaumes-de-Venise, is a glorious naturally sweet dessert wine.

An entirely different style of Muscat is Rutherglen Muscat from Australia, a rich, amber colored, still dessert wine. Muscat is also produced in small quantities in the US. Austria and Portugal.

Each style of Muscat offers exotic aromas of orange blossom, peach, apricot and orange roses to name only a few obvious descriptors. Lighter versions of dry Muscat from Alsace are ideal with spicy fare, such as Thai cuisine. The richer, more lush styles, such as Rutherglen are perfect with peach or plum pudding or even with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy the wines from one to three years after the vintage date in most cases, though Beaumes-de-Venise can be appreciated for up to a decade.