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Lange Twins Muscat Canelli Frizzante 2009

by Nannette Eaton on July 3, 2010

“Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling.”  —  Walt Whitman (Leaves of Grass)

The Lange Twins always deliver an amazing bottle of wine at a great price-point, and this wine continues the tradition.  The Lange Twins Muscat Canelli Frizzante 2009 is a must-have on the Wine Harlots Summer To-Drink List.  First off, we are obsessed with cobalt, so it’s a winner just for the packaging.  (Yes, we admit Wine Harlots are a marketers dream).  The half-bottle size is perfect for solo drinking or as an apéritif or a digestif.  Muscat is a highly aromatic varietal, the nose is off-the-charts amazing.  This has a bare whisper of sweetness, so little it retains a crisp brightness.  And with has just a hint of effervescence, it’s perfect for summer.  You can drink this on its own, but the perfect pairing is a fresh fruit salad with peaches, kiwi, blueberries, raspberries, strawberry and mango, macerated in their juices with a whisper of sugar, a splash of muscat finished with a chiffonade of mint.

The details: 12.9% alcohol.  Varietal: muscat canelli.  Appellation: Clarksburg.  The wine is Lodi Rules certified.  The bottle is sized at 375 ml for $10 USD (or $8 if you’re a club member.)  Here’s the list of the current Lange Twins Wine Distributors, or purchase the wine directly from the Lange Twins Winery & Vineyard.  This wine was a media sample, kindly provided by the winery.

The music match is “How the Day Sounds” by Greg Laswell from the album Three Flights From Alto Nido.  While you’re at it, check out Greg’s new album Take a Bow.  How does the day sound?  If you’re drinking Lange Twins, it sounds delicious!

Cork frame courtesy of M Scott Gardner and the Second Artist.
Wine glass courtesy of Andrea Robinson and The One.