Island Grove Wine Company is a premiere winery several locations in central Florida. Who knew the Sunshine State had wine makers that could compete with the likes of Michigan, Ohio, California and Washington state? Today, is going to be a two-for.
Name of Wine: Blueberry Moscato
Description: It’s rare that I find a Moscato that I like, as it seems most are far too sweet for taste buds. This one wasn’t and I was pleasantly surprised. This blush colored wine is made with Muscat grapes and blueberries. Its sweet but not sappy and has a nice slight acid finish.
Smell: Grapes and blueberries
Taste: Initial taste is blueberries with a crisp finish
Pair With: Fresh fruit or hard cheeses
Name of Wine: Green Apple Crisp
Description: If your are a regular reader of my blog then you know I love Riesling and Gewurtzraminer is a close second. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try a sample of this. I ended up buying a bottle to enjoy at the winery and getting a bottle to take home. This sweet white wine is made with Gewurtztraminer grapes and green apples.
Smell: Fresh green apples
Taste: Sweet on the initial taste. Notes of crisp green apple with a slight acid finish
Pair With: Spicy dishes, light desert or alone