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Quady Elysium Black Muscat Dessert Wine

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United States
California
Central Valley
Alameda County
Madera
Lodi
Regional Varietals:
Black Muscat
Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
Regional Wineries:
Delicato Family Vineyards
Michael David Winery

Quady Elysium Black Muscat Dessert Wine 750ML    
Sku: 23547

First there were two – Andrew and Laurel Quady left crowded southern California and their jobs in pyrotechnics and merchandising to pursue their dream: a non-urban way of life making wine. Returning to school, Andrew graduated with a Masters in Food Science-Enology from UC Davis and Laurel became a licensed CPA. In 1975, at the urging of friend Darrell Corti, they made their first port from Amador County Zinfandel at the now defunct Lodi Vintners where Andrew was working as an assistant winemaker. In 1977, settled in Madera in California’s Central Valley with Andrew working at Heublein, they built a small winery behind their country home and made port on evenings and weekends.

In 1980 they decided to add a fortified white dessert wine to their line. The wine, from the obscure Orange Muscat grape variety was named Essensia and became a major success. In 1983, opportunity knocked when they were offered a crop of Black Muscat grapes which became the first Elysium.

Tasting notes
Virtually black in color, with a rose-like aroma, very intense on the palate and full of fantastic rich velvety fruit.

Wine maker notes
Elysium – Black Muscat, another under appreciated muscat variety, is known in Europe as a table grape variety, Muscat Hamburg, one of the very few black skinned muscats. If ripened to about 25 brix, it attains a rose-like aroma and litchi like flavor. This rose-like aroma led us to name the wine Elysium, Greek for heaven. Drinking this, you can almost feel you have fallen into a rose garden and been transported to heaven.

Food pairing
Elysium is used to either accompany or replace dessert. It is wonderful with blue cheeses, with desserts containing red fruits (such as Summer Pudding, an English favorite), with vanilla, with dark chocolate, with ice cream desserts, and candlelight. One favorite is to pour the wine onto vanilla ice cream. Serve Elysium Sundae with a glass of Elysium.

Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Central Valley
Appellation: Madera
Grape Varietal: Black Muscat
Type: Still wine, Dessert
 
Our Price $18.99
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Case Price $227.88
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