14 Hands Moscato White Sweet Wine
14 Hands Moscato is a light and smooth sweet white wine characterized by aromas of rose petal, lychee and pear with an appealing citrus peel undertone. Juicy flavors of white peach and mango are joined by mandarin orange and tangy melon notes. Best enjoyed chilled.
Category: Sweet White Wine
Region: Columbia Valley, Washington state, USA
Winery: 14 Hands
Pairings: Pilau, fruit salad, spicy food, cheese, and duck
Muscat Blanc Grape Variety
Muscat Blanc a Petits is the oldest member of the Muscat family. It is an aromatic white variety originally from Greece and it’s available in many styles, from dry to sweet, still to sparkling and fortified. It’s used to produce Moscato wine and is well known in Italy for production of Moscato d’Asti, a slightly sparkling semi-sweet wine.
14 Hands Winery
14 Hands is inspired by the unbridled spirit of the wild horses that once freely roamed eastern Washington and the Columbia River Valley.
Measuring a scant 14 hands high – a ‘hand’ equivalent to the width of one’s palm – these tenacious little horses would travel down from the hills every day to drink from the mighty Columbia River and graze along the riverbank, then retreat to cool off at night. Washington’s wild horses have become living symbols of the pioneer spirit of the American West. To meet the high demand for 14 Hands, the brand got its own winery in 2013. It is owned by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates which is Washington state’s oldest winery.
Columbia Valley’s loamy and gravel soils require a strong and determined grapevine, and 14 Hands Winery’s acclaimed vineyards revel in Washington’s world class terroir. With the fruit from the hardy vines, 14 Hands Prosser winery handcrafts big, fruit-forward reds and crisp, juicy whites that pay tribute to the legend of the region.