Light gold with aromas of honeysuckle, lemons and pears. The flavours are sweet with citrus and white peaches balancing the palate and delivering a fresh acidity on the finish.
AboutBecause of their natural sweetness, Muscat grapes, of which there are over 200 varieties in the same family, are delicious to eat on their own as well as being ideal for sweet wines. With soil and climatic conditions in Rivesaltes being very similar to the Southern Rhone (where the famous Muscat de Beaumes de Venise is made), Domaine Cazes enjoys similar success with their two dessert wines.
Harvesting is carried out early in the morning to ensure that the fruit is firm and does not bruise with pressing done immediately after picking. As with the Ambre, the wine is fortified with grape spirit to stop the fermentation though remains relatively light at 15% abv.
Lighter, creamier and milk-based desserts such a Creme Brulee and bread and butter pudding work well with Domaine Cazes Muscat as does vanilla ice-cream and most sorbets.