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2013 Orange Moscato, Marmellata

2013 Orange Moscato, Marmellata

Orange Muscat—the grapes we use to make our Orange Moscato—are some of the rarest grapes found in California, with less than 200 acres planted to the variety in all of the state.

$25.00 per Bottle
$300.00 per Case
 

Wine Profile:

Vintage 2013
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Orange Muscat
Varietal Composition
100% Orange Muscat
Appellation Mendocino
Sugar 23.7
Acid .70
PH 3.2
Alcohol % 14
Size 750 ml

Tasting Notes

Orange Muscat—the grapes we use to make our Orange Moscato—are some of the rarest grapes found in California, with less than 200 acres planted to the variety in all of the state. So when we tell you our lovely Marmellata is available only in limited quantities, you know it isn’t a sales pitch.

The precious grapes we get for this wine are grown at Nelson Vineyards up in Talmage, located near Ukiah, a few miles up the road from our winery. During the 2013 growing season, this area was just as challenged as the rest of California. Spring rains inhibited fruit set, resulting in an even smaller crop yield than normal. Cooler summer temperatures extended the hang time and early fall showers threatened the harvest. However, the quality was spectacular because the fruit flavors were much more intense.

In addition to being rare, Orange Muscat is also very delicate. We crushed the grapes immediately after its early morning harvest to retain its color and freshness. After fermentation, we aged it for four months in French oak and then moved it to neutral oak barrels to retain the fabulous fruit flavors. As the name implies, this wine is like liquid orange marmalade—sunny orange and citrus flavors with a nose of orange blossoms. It has just a hint of residual sugar, making it the perfect aperitif.

Very, very limited quantities.

Vineyard Designation

Nelson Vineyards

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Handcrafted
All Topel wines are lovingly handcrafted by Mark and Donnis, who employ minimalist techniques to transform simple grape juice into world-class wines that are robust, yet balanced and elegant — soulful wines that perfectly reflect the soil and climate of their origin.

“…These enviably pure cabernets are not burdened down with huge tannin and will not whack the taster over his head in terms of power or intensity. Rather, they are beautifully balanced and elegant…”
—Robert Parker, Jr.