BRONZE MEDAL - Decanter World Wine Awards
Andrew Quady's change of career from making fireworks to making wine produced an explosion of its own kind when he created Essensia from the Orange Muscat grape (named because the grapes have an aroma reminiscent of orange blossom).
It was an instant success at tastings and wine shows and until 1985 he could not make enough to satisfy demand. Quady is the foremost USA winery specialising entirely in dessert wines.
Grapes: 100% Orange Muscat
Region: USA / California
Maker: Andrew Quady
Fermentation: This white dessert wine was arrested with neutral grape brandy spirit. This arrested fermentation preserves the delicate aroma of the fresh, ripe grapes.
Notes: A vibrant orange in colour, this wine delivers sweet oranges and apricots on the palate. Bittersweet orange marmalade balanced witha fine citric acidity. A great dessert wine.
Serve: Chilled in small glasses and is excellent when served with desserts and chocolate.
Sugar: Approx 140g/L