Full Review

Fox Hollow Vineyards

Fox Hollow Vineyards
2017 Derby White Blend, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish

Category: White Muscat

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.65% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$28

Fox Hollow Vineyards
2017 Derby White Blend, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish

Category: White Muscat

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.65% RS: <1%
Silvery straw color. Creamy, floral aromas of pressed flowers, fresh whipped creme, pavlova with flower waters, starfruit, and ripe lychee with a supple, bright, fruity light body and an even, charming, medium-length finish with no oak. A creamy, floral treat that hits the palate like a soft down pillow.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: pressed flowers, fresh whipped creme, pavlova with flower waters, starfruit, and ripe lychee
Taste Flavor: pressed flowers, fresh whipped creme, pavlova
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Seared Scallops, Ceviche, Jambalaya
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A creamy, floral treat that hits the palate like a soft down pillow.

The Producer

Fox Hollow Vineyards

The Producer
939 Holmdel Road
Holmdel, NJ 07733
USA
1 732-7720330

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.