Our first crop season gave us a drier and warmer climate which allowed for fuller ripening of the grapes. As this is our first vintage, we took on a non-interventionist approach to allow for expression of purity in Musann’s honest character. This led to a gentle approach in winemaking, low pressure whole-cluster press, low-temperature stainless steel fermentation, four-month sur lie lees contact and two-month batonnage; we let the wine rest and bottled it a year later.
This resulted in an expressive array of aromas bloomed in tropical fruit tones – lychee, pineapple, mango, pear, guava and lavender. Gentle spicy tones of cinnamon, white pepper and young ginger further animate the nose. On the palate, it is distinctively dry and refreshing. Layers of ripened fruits, delicately bitter and spicy hints, and a lingering finish, are all intricately knit to an enticing complexity that leaves a balanced, refined final impression.
This wine is delightful on its own. On a purist pursuit of flavors, combining a bite of pink peppercorn, thyme, or pesto sauce, with a sip of this wine, will elevate the palates to a new dimension. For a food-enhancing experience, we enjoyed pairing with rich baby leaf salad, foie gras with a dash of peppercorn, scallop carpaccio and pâté en croûte.