The Orange Muscat grapes are crushed, chilled and left to macerate. Fermentation was arrested with neutral grape brandy. This arrested fermentation preserves the delicate aromas of the fresh, ripe grapes. Therefore, the wine is lightly fortified to about 15% alcohol and aged for 3 months in used, mainly French oak barrels.
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. It was an instant success and until 1985 he could not
make enough to satisfy demand. Now Quady is the foremost American winery specialising entirely in dessert wines and continues to win medals worldwide.
Vibrant orange in colour, this wine delivers luscious sweet oranges and apricots on the palate. The bittersweet orange Luscious sweet oranges and apricots on the palate with bittersweet orange marmalade notes which balance well with the zesty citric acidity.
Is excellent served chilled in small glasses with desserts consisting of peach, pear or apricot fruits or pumpkin pie.