Out biking Saturday, we popped into two of our local wine shops, both doing Easter Wine Pairing tastings.

Second stop was Planet Wine Shop…they were tasting a French Vouvray, Argentinian Sparkling Malbec Rose, Rioja Rose, Oregon Pinot Noir, Cotes-du-Rhone and French Muscat.

Our favorite and we picked up a bottle for dessert…

Château De Caladroy Muscat De Rivesaltes 2010

  • Varietal: Muscat de Alexandrie : 70%, Muscat petit grain : 30%
  • Aroma: Fragrant gardenias
  • Taste: Gardenia and tropical fruit
  • Price: $12
  • My Thoughts: Gardenia and tropical fruiI’m usually not a Muscat or sweet wine fan but boy is this delicious! Not too syrupy sweet, it was an easy to drink perfect aperitif/dessert wine after Easter dinner. This wine is made in the Pyrenean foothills near Spain and named after the French Mediterranean town Rivesaltes, where fortified wine has been made since the 13th century using the same technique that created Port 400 years later.

Cheers to my kind of Easter candy!