The 2020 is a clear white-gold color, with vibrant clean aromas of bright tropical fruit and jasmine -honeysuckle floral notes. Crisp and round across the palate, with flavors of pineapple, lychee fruit, and white nectarine. It has a clean finish with bright acidity, and an elegant, polished profile. The Moscato Azul, La Sirena’s proprietary white wine recognizable by its unique style and consistency each year. Reminiscent of dry Riesling with a bit of minerality and lime peel in the finish when served very chilled. It has tons of flavor without weightiness, enticingly fresh and lively, crisp and dry in the finish.
Heidi Barrett notes: La Sirena Moscato Azul is no ordinary white wine. This is a unique dry-style Muscat Canelli. Most Muscat (or Moscato) is made into sweet dessert wine – but not this one. In our Moscato Azul, you have all the beautiful floral character of varietal Muscat Canelli, without the sugar. It’s a delightful, fun white wine to go with an assortment of tropical, citrusy, or Pacific Rim type foods. Try striped bass sautéed with orange zest, olive oil, sea salt and a splash of Muscat, or shrimp tacos with mango salsa. Just chilled on its own, it is also wonderful as a casual sipping wine to share with friends. This wine is best consumed in 1-2 years, enjoyed fresh and fruity (not a wine to age in your cellar). Also known for its cobalt blue bottle! Our 2020 dry-style Muscat Canelli is a crisp white wine that is delicious, aromatic, tropical and floral. Pale straw in color with perfumey aromas of honeysuckle, lychee, paperwhite flowers, white peach, and melon. Flavors match the aromas in a mouth filling, lush profile. Silky, balanced and unique, this wine pairs so well with a variety of foods and is perfect poolside or while cooking dinner. Yum
Robert Parker says: “A wine that Heidi Barrett does better than just about anybody in California is her unbelievably fun Moscato Azul. Reminiscent of northern Italy’s famous Moscatos. A slow cold fermentation renders a wine with an explosive perfume of spring flowers and tropical fruits. This is an ideal aperitif or breakfast wine, or it can be enjoyed at the end of a meal” And… “Barrett has hit pay dirt with a lively, consumer-friendly dry Muscat. It’s a shame more California wineries don’t produce these wines. It is fresh, light bodied, and crisp, seductive aromatics”
Actor Alan Rickman, of Bottle Shock fame, once remarked that “it was the most delicious thing ever to pass through his lips”. Can’t argue with that.
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