Gaspereau Muscat (750ml)
Gaspereau Vineyards is a picturesque 35-acre vineyard in the Gaspereau Valley. It has earned a reputation for making outstanding wines under the care of European-trained, Nova Scotian born winemaker Gina Haverstock. Gaspereau Vineyards specializes in fruit-forward, terroir driven white wines, and smooth reds as well as traditional method sparkling wines.
A wine of prestige for Nova Scotia, it is a delight for all senses. Nova Scotia’s most aromatic grape variety was used to make this slightly pink in colour wine. The nose shows intense tropical fruit aromas of lychee fruit, passion fruit and hints of pink grapefruit and rose. Despite the illusion of sweetness displayed on the nose, this wine finishes dry with a long grapefuit finish. Muscat is the perfect partner with crab cakes, curry dishes and shellfish. It is truly a Nova Scotian culinary delight!
New York Muscat, Nova Scotia’s most aromatic grape variety was used to make this slightly pink-in-colour wine. The grape itself is purple skinned but the flesh inside the grapes is clear. To extract as much of the aromatics as possible from the skins (where most of the aromatics in the grape variety concentrate), the winemaker employs a cold maceration or cold soak of the skins, seeds and juice. What this does is allows the aromatics of the skins to move to the juice. What also happens is that there is a movement as well of the color from the skins to the juice. This is why the Muscat has a copper/pink color.