This wine is called “One Block” because we lived one block away from the World Trade Center when it was destroyed and it was that event which made us change our lives. Now “One Block” means a single block of vines, from which this wine is made.
An aromatic, dry white wine made from 100% Muscat. Subtle elderflower aromas with a hint of citrus fruit. In the mouth it has flavours of grapefruit and peaches with a silky texture and long finish. Serve lightly chilled.
Goes particularly well with SE Asian dishes involving lemongrass and ginger. Can also be spectacular with certain cheeses, such as fresh goats cheese and creamy Brie.
- Vineyard : Sustainably farmed red clay/limestone.
- Yield 26 hl/ha
- Hand-picked and sorted. Transported in small caissettes.
- No acidification or chaptelisation
- Fermented in stainless steel at 16 °C for 3 weeks. Stirred on lees for 6 weeks.
- Unfined but filtered at bottling in the following spring
- Bottled in Ecova environmentally-friendly, lightweight bottles and sealed with DIAM natural corks to prevent cork-taint.
- 3200 bottles made
Jancis Robinson 16.5/20 for 2012.
In general One Block Muscat develops some herby, minty characters after a couple of years. I would not usually recommend keeping it for more than 2 years but it can evolve into an interesting cheese wine with age.
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