The extremely cool web site What Are You Drinking featured our 2011 Musque Chardonnay clone 809 in their Happy Chardonnay Day column on May 23:
Giguiere 2011 Clone No. 809 Musqué Chardonnay ($16)
Our first wine is the newest edition to John and Lane Giguiere’s Dunnigan Hills portfolio, Clone No. 809. This grape clone is also referred to as the “musqué” clone, named for the French term meaning perfumed (‘musky’) or Muscat-like. Because its highly aromatic the winemaker chose to age it in stainless steel – completely unoaked – to let the natural fragrance and flavors shine through. This 100% Clone No. 809 Chardonnay lives up to its name, with a full nose of honeysuckle, orange blossom, peach and pear. It has vibrant flavors of tropical fruit and citrus. This is a pleasant summer sipper to pack in your picnic basket.
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YumSugar on the PopSugar Food web site celebrated Chardonnay Day, May 23, with 2011 Musqué Chardonnay Clone 809:
2011 Matchbook Musqué Chardonnay
This Musqué Chardonnay ($16) will shock you with its Muscat-like scent and flavor. As it turns out a specific mutation in the grape causes the phenomenon to occur. According to the wine label, “Many grape varieties, including the Clone 809 of Chardonnay, have a Musqué mutation that produces a highly aromatic wine.” We want to pack this honey and peach flavored wine on a picnic and even try it in a sangria recipe or two.
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2011 Musque Chardonnay clone 809 is featured in the May issue of Beauty News NYC, the very first on-line beauty magazine:
“Americans love Chardonnay, so of course we had to throw one into the mix of our picks. We went with Giguiere 2011 Clone No. 8 Musqué Chardonnay. Unlike the big buttery, toasty treats we know from the Golden State, this full-bodied, vibrant Cali girl is completely unoaked. It offers aromatic delights of honeysuckle and orange blossom and juicy flavors of papaya and lychee, while still maintaining a creamy, lush texture on the tongue. At a SRP of $16, it’s satisfying to both palate and the wallet.”
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