MUSCAT OSCEOLA 2020
The profile is dominated by notes of ripe golden pineapple, with notes of caramelized pineapple. The bouquet opens up with notes of stone fruit and orange blossom. The aromas carry to the palate, full of flavour and balanced – despite the sweet aromatic profile this wine is bone dry.
Chicken satay, coconut curries (with or without meat), fish tacos, fresh summer rolls, or charcuterie.
One of the hardiest Muscat Varieties – this hybrid has a complex parentage of
Vitis Vinifera 35%, Vitis Rupestris 7.8%, Vitis Labrusca 6.3%, Vitis Riparia 3.1%.
Excellent winter hardiness and an early ripening varietal. These small clusters produce aromatic grapes with a profile that ranges from the classic spicy muscat notes, to ginger, apricot and pineapple. This variety is great for short season growing.
Random Fact: This variety is also known as Muscat de Swenson because it was bred by Elmer Swenson. The Osceola Muscat is named after the city Osceola, Wisconsin (USA) where Elmer Swenson had his farm and vineyards.
I continue to be impressed by this varietal! It is so expressive – the profile is just dominated by pineapple! There are hints of stone fruit and some orange blossom to help compliment the tropical fruit. From the nose you might think it is going to be off dry or sweet – but this wine is bone dry at 3g/L residual sugar.