Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Moscato d'Oro 2014
By harvesting the grapes over numerous, labor-intensive pickings between September 4th and September 14th, we capture an array of aromas and flavors from citrus and floral notes of the lower-maturity fruit to the spicy, tropical character of riper fruit. The hand-picked grapes were gently pressed as whole-clusters to retain the delicate fruity flavors and we inoculated the juice with a yeast strain selected to heighten the inherent floral character of our beautiful Muscat. We stopped the slow, cool fermentation when the natural sweetness reached optimal balance with the acidity. The wine was bottled early, in February of 2015, to retain freshness and fruitiness. Food Pairing: Our Moscato d'Oro pairs beautifully with pound cake with reduced berries or with vanilla semifreddo or try it with poached pears. See recipe below.