About This Wine
Madera is the Spanish word for lumber, and lumber was Madera County’s first industry.
But it was gold that put California’s Madera County on the map. Mining started there in 1849 and continued well into the 1900s. But today, the county’s fertile farmlands are its most precious resource, producing almonds, figs, cotton, tomatoes and, yes, wine.
Orange Muscat is a white grape variety that excels in Madera County. When made into wine, it exhibits Muscat characteristics with a strong aroma of orange blossoms and fruit flavors that typically are reminiscent of apricots and nectarines. It’s a versatile variety that can be produced in a variety of styles, ranging from dry to sweet.
Mariposa makes Orange Muscat in a sweet style that’s medium in body with fresh acidity and a long finish. It pairs nicely with an array of desserts (including chocolate), or can serve as dessert on its own.
About Other White
- Grape Composition:100% Orange Muscat
- Grape Source:Madera Growing Region of California
- Aromas & Flavors:Orange, Jasmine, Nectarine, Ripe Apricot and Honey
- When to Drink:Now Through 2018
- Food Pairing Suggestion:a nectarine and mascarpone tart with a gingersnap crust.
17 recipes match for this wine.
Ratatouille Terrine Here's a recipe for a tasty dish that has a movie named after it this summer. The Chicago Tribune calls it &quot;an upscale version of the French peasant dish,&quot; and we'd suggest serving it with almost any wine - white, red, pinksparkling - as long as the wine is light-bodied. This recipe yields 12 servings. Get The Recipe
Papaya Pear Mango Salsa Normally, we provide Vinesse members with complete recipes for wine-friendly fare. This month, however, we thought we'd share a pair of &amp;quot;topping&amp;quot; recipes that will bring any number of main course selections to life. We begin with this salsa recipe from our friends at Sonoma County's Kenwood Vineyards. Try it over sea bass, halibut, salmon for a palate-awakening change of pace, and enjoy it with Sauvignon Blanc, White Bordeaux, almost any white blend. Get The Recipe