Wine Enthusiast awards Essensia 93 points!


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Essensia – From 100% Orange Muscat with an aroma reminiscent of Orange Blossom and Apricot, and a lingering refreshing aftertaste, Essensia is used as a dessert accompaniment or a dessert in itself. The Orange Muscat grape variety is little known. It was once grown in France and there are some small plantings in Italy and Australia. The wine is lightly fortified to about 15% alcohol and aged for 3 months in French Oak. The wine tastes balanced, like the taste of fresh fruit.

Essensia's vibrant flavor makes it an excellent accompaniment to desserts, particularly chocolate and those containing almonds, peaches, apples, or apricots. It is also used for dipping biscotti, for moistening cakes, or for adding to trifles. With sparkling water, it makes a refreshing spritzer; with sparkling wine it makes Essensia Royale.

Amenti del Vino
Los Angeles Int'l Wine Comp
National Womens Wine Comp
Orange County Fair
Tasters Guild Int'l Wine Comp

Special Award:
Acclaim: Wine Enthusiast- Editors Choice and 92 points
Acclaim: Beverage Testing Institute- 93pts

Silver Medal:
US Professional Wine Buyers Competition
California State Fair
Dallas Morning News
Pacific Rim Int'l Wine Comp
Riverside Int'l Wine Comp
San Diego National Wine Comp
Tasters Guiild Wine Lovers
Vino Challenge Int'l


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