100% Muscat Blanc
The floral aromatics of this wine are spring on steroids. There is honeysuckle, lilac, and jasmine with a whisper of candied lemon peel on the nose. On the palate, there is a salty minerality and a savory cantaloupe quality. This bright and textural dry wine has a delightful lingering finish that will pair beautifully with spicy or ethnic foods that other wines can’t stand up to.
This is the inaugural vintage of a skin-contact white wine for Breaking Bread and is the type of wine that inspired him to start his label. To be able to take risks and play with unique styles of wine and winemaking is the driving force of Breaking Bread. Skin fermented white wines can vary dramatically depending on the varietal used. He has worked with the Timber Crest Muscat Blanc for 10 years, although he has never done a skin contact fermentation with it before. In using this varietal, he knew that the aromatics would be profound, however wanted to ensure that the tannin structure and mouthfeel would be in balance.
This fruit was left on skins for a total of ten days. It was destemmed into the fermenter bin with zero sulfur added and they let the native yeast build up a population, which took about five days. From there they allowed it to go another five days fermenting on skins. Keeping the phenolic nature of Muscat Blanc grape skins in mind, they were cautious about how long to leave on skins and are very happy with the result.