August 2013 Sweet Wine Selection – Barboursville Vineyards Phileo N.V.

Founded in the year of our nation’s bicentennial, Barboursville Vineyards has established itself as one of the Commonwealth’s best.  Awarded the 2013 Governor’s Cup for its Octagon blend, Winemaker Luca Pashina and wine grower Fernado Franco continue their rich tradition of innovation.

A proprietary, non vintage blend predominately of Moscato Ottonel and Traminer Aromatico, this wine was cold fermented at 45° for 70 days, aged on the lees in stainless steel for at least four months this wine is then bottle aged five months prior to release.

The nose is filled with Bartlett pear, honey and magnolias.  The viscose attack leads to a floral midpalate and a bright finish highlighted by honeysuckle.  This wine is so popular that Barboursville planted an additional 4 acres of Moscato last year.

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