Muscat Cuvée Diane A.O.C. Alsace 2016
Muscat and Ottonel
12 % alc./vol.
Limestone and chalky-clay
Direct pneumatic pressing (vertical drains to obtain high quality juices), clarification, controlled fermentation temperatures, racking and maturing on fine lees for 4 months. Ageing in vats for 5 months before bottling.
Muscat d'Alsace, expressing typical grape aromas, is very fruity and dry. It boasts a full bouquet and is the ideal aperitif. Muscat d'Alsace is the only dry Muscat grown in France. Its pale golden colour is shiny and limpid with discreet green tints. The refined and subtle nose marvellously reveals the Muscat's delicate and fruity features. Aniseed and citronella notes produce pleasant freshness. The fruit explodes on the palate and gives the impression of biting into a fresh grape. This Muscat offers well-balanced matter with good freshness and good volume. All the fruitiness of the Muscat is also expressed on the palate with very persistent and thirst-quenching length on the finish.
Suitable as an aperitif. Dry and supple, this Muscat pairs well with sweet or salty snacks (kougelhopf or Alsatian-style bretzels). It goes perfectly well with creamy desserts, cold appetisers and spring salads. Suited to smoked salmon, crab with ginger, and cheerfully unbeatable with asparagus served with a hollandaise, a mousseline or a creamy sauce.
Between 10 and 12°C
Can be conserved for up to 5 years