McRitchie Muscat Blanc — Wine Review

Tonight’s feature is the McRitchie Muscat Blanc.  It comes from a small winery in the Yadkin Valley, McRitchie Winery and Ciderworks.  McRitchie has a small vineyard on property but works with other local farmers to source their grapes for their wide variety of wines.  They are a small-scale winery, selling mainly out of their tasting room but they are expanding as their following grows.  In addition to wines, they also produce a few ciders made from local apples (and this fall, they will have a pear cider too). 

The wine we selected for this evening was their Muscat Blanc.  This is a white wine varietal with a slightly floral and spicy nose.  It almost reminded us of a Gewürztraminer with light perfume notes.  To say this is a white wine is almost a mistake as well.  It is incredibly pale in color almost as clear as water; some might say grey.  The flavor profile of this wine is very pronounced starting off with bright apricots and citrus fruits laced with honeysuckle.  The wine finishes with a note of wet stones and a well-balanced mineral complexity.  We paired our wine with a soyrizo and sweet potato empanadas.  The light spice profile complemented the wine nicely.

McRitchie winery is located in Thurmond, North Carolina,  Their wines are available online and they will ship orders as well.  The winery is a must visit as they have a quaint setting, delicious wines and a welcoming staff.


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Posted by Matt Kemberling

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