14 Hands Moscato White Sweet Wine
Moscato from Columbia Valley, Washington
Fermenting this sweet white wine in stainless steel tanks over cool temperatures enhanced the naturally clean, floral character and crisp acidity of the 14 Hands Moscato.
It is light and smooth, with aromas of white rose and ripe honeydew that are followed on the palate by flavors of peach and tangerine. While lightly sweet at first, ample acidity lends balance, keeping this wine bright and fresh.
Because of its sweetness, this Moscato wine makes for a great accompaniment to spicy foods, pilau, fruit salads and cheeses. You can also enjoy it alone, after a meal or as an aperitif when chilled.
Grape Variety: 100% Muscat
Wine Style: White, light, smooth, sweet, tropical fruits
Region: Columbia Valley, Washington, USA
About Muscat Grape
Muscat grape, is a white wine grape grown throughout the world and can be made in a wide range of styles, from dry and aromatic wines to sweet and richly perfumed dessert wines. 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.
Moscato wine is sweet, making it the perfect pairing for spicy food. It’s also very low in alcohol and incredibly easy to drink. Historically known as a dessert wine, Moscato has a slight fizz and flavors of nectarine, peach and orange that are very pleasing to your taste buds. Moscato is now the fastest growing wine on the American market.
About 14 Hands
14 Hands celebrates the spirit of small wild horses that once freely roamed the hills of eastern Washington State. These horses measuring a scant 14 hands high (a “hand” being equivalent to a man’s palm width and how horses were measured then), would travel down from the hills every day to drink from the mighty Columbia River and graze upon the luscious waist high grasses along the riverbank, and then retreat back up into the hills to cool off at night. Strong and tenacious, these little horses became known for their endurance and were revered around the world.
Washington wines are fruit-forward, easily enjoyable with any meal or on any occasion. They are laced with the unbridled spirit and legend of the region. Bringing this bottle of wine home or to a party is more than bringing just a wine – it’s a delicious wine with a unique story that’s sure to spark up a memorable conversation.
About Columbia Valley
Columbia Valley is home to 99% of Washington State’s total vineyard area. The most planted white grape varieties are Chardonnay and Riesling.