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Rosa Fiorelli Florida Muscadine Blush 2010

8 Nov

image (2)A few weeks ago I visited the Rosa Fiorelli Winery in Bradenton again and it was still hot weather for October in Florida. Right now there were no grapes on the vine and the leaves were starting to go dormant and basically looked like they were dying. After a tour of the facilities and informative wine tasting I decided on two bottles to take home. I was enjoying some of the muscadine blush I purchased last night. It was $16.86 before tax and although it probably isn’t in a store near you unless you live in Bradenton, you can order their award winning wines online. It is made from native Floridian white triumph and red noble muscadine grapes. With 11.5% ABV it had very nice legs and quite an interesting

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taste. Muscadine wines are very different from European grapes and it is kind of hard to compare the taste. The smell had hints of cherries, oranges and pears. Yes, pears. It was unique. Even the flavor was distinct and the only thing I could

think of was flowers with a little spice. I’ve never actually eaten a flower before but I imagine that’s what they would taste like. It’s a semi-sweet wine but I still think it’s finish is a little dry to drink alone. I would pair it with some seafood, chicken or chocolate. This would definitely make a good sangria. L’chaim!

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