(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.
Tawny golden orange colour with a honeyed nose of apricots with a trace of nuts, almonds, cold tea. Thick and viscous, with marmalade and apricot flavours, fresh acidity holds it together and it has a surprisingly dry finish. A lovely wine, it handles dark chocolate well.