Try a Muscat Ottonel wine if you like Gewürztraminer
Overview of the Muscat Ottonel wine varietal
Pale colour and a less aromatic than its cousin, Muscat Blanc.
Why we like the Muscat Ottonel varietal, grape and wine
The grape is really cold-hearty so we’re lucky to be able to grow it in cooler North American wine regions like the Finger Lakes AVA (New York), Niagara Peninsula (Ontario), and the Okanagan Valley, (British Columbia).
How to pronounce Muscat Ottonel:
Flavours and aromas of Muscat Ottonel wines
- Fruit: peach, melon, pear, Meyer lemon
- Floral: blossom, jasmine,
- Other: honey, ginger, spice
Foods that go well with Muscat Ottonel wine – varietal pairings
- Thai cuisine
- Sushi (esp spicy dishes)
- Salads with citrus dressing
- Sweeter styles can pair with fruit based desserts
Where are Muscat Ottonel grapes grown?
Old World Muscat Ottonel Regions
- Alsace, France
New World Muscat Ottonel Regions
- Canada (BC, Ontario)
- USA (New York, Oregon)
Interesting facts about Muscat Ottonel wine
Muscat Ottonel is related to (but not the same grape as) Muscat Blanc and Muscat of Alexandria. It is believed to be a cross of Chasselas with Muscat de Saumur.
Other names for the Muscat Ottonel varietal include
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