(From 2013 Vintage) 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.
The Orange Muscat grape gives Essensia its aroma and flavor, reminiscent of a light Grand Marnier, Fermentation was arrested with neutral grape brandy and the wine was aged 3 months in French oak. It has flavors of orange blossom and apricot, and a light refreshing aftertaste; this is dessert in a glass or the perfect accompaniment to one.