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Spring Fresco juices

Fresco Juices

Ever bake a cake from a box and it came out delicious? Did you know you could do the same with winemaking?

Mondiale Fresco is proud to be the only product to offer home winemakers their own vineyard in one unique package. Each pail of juice is pre-balanced and adjusted to ensure you have the best winemaking success possible. Just warm up the juice to fermentation temperature and watch it go.

What does “pre-balanced” and “adjusted” mean?

Every season Mother Nature gives us a different wine grape harvest. Some years the acid, pH, and sugars are all in line with each other. Most times they aren’t and there needs to be some slight adjustments made pre-fermentation to ensure top wine quality. The Fresco juices are adjusted so that the acid, pH, and sugar levels are all in balance with each other. This makes for an easier fermentation and, a very pleasing wine.

Depending on the varietal of wine you choose, enzymes and tannins might be added – all pre-measured, and ready-to-go, just open the packet and add to the pail. These add-ons help with wine clarity and mouthfeel, contributing to the “taste like made from scratch”, or in this case, as if fermented on the skins. The Fresco juices are the best juices to work with for busy winemakers. You get the juice warmed up, watch it ferment, age, and bottle.

No muss, no fuss. Just delicious wine.

 

What varieties are available from Chile?

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Cabernet Sauvignon:

This Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon offers a beautiful deep ruby colored robe with a predominant bouquet of blackberry and raspberry accompanied by a hint of pepper. Its slightly aggressive attack and long finish on the palate grant this wine the potential for a longer aging period.

Body: Full

Aroma: Fruity, Spicy

Origin: Chile

Winemaker addition: Light Oak

Alcohol: 13.2%

Carmenere:

This variety is considered as the flagship red wine of Chile. This crimson red wine has big character along with soft tannins and spicy undertones all at once. The mouth filling flavors are enhanced by the ever present oak.

Body: Full

Aroma: Fruity, Spicy

Origin: Chile

Winemaker addition: Dark Oak

Alcohol:  13.2%

Chardonnay:

Our golden straw-colored Chardonnay displays a tropical fruit bouquet complete with vanilla undertones. On the palate you’ll find notes of passion fruit and citrus – a well-balanced wine easily enjoyed during a meal or by a cozy warm fireplace.

Body: Full

Aroma: Fruity, Woody

Origin: Chile

Winemaker addition: Light Oak

Alcohol: 13.2%

Chardonnay Semillon

This wonderful blend brings together two halves of a whole into a harmonic union. The Semillon contributes flavors of honey and butterscotch to the Chardonnay’s nuances of tropical fruits and vanilla. A true symphony of flavors.

Body: Full

Aroma: Caramelized, Fruity, Woody

Origin: Chile

Winemaker addition: Dark Oak, Light Oak

Alcohol: 12.6%

Malbec:

Mosti Mondiale’s Chilean Malbec is an unforgettable journey through Chile’s wine country. A beautiful garnet robe, dark red cherry flavors and a nose comprising of cigar tobacco and coffee all combine for a delectable experience.

Body: Full

Aroma: Fruity, Herbaceous, Woody

Origin: Chile

Winemaker addition: Dark Oak

Alcohol: 12.9%

Merlot:

Our Chilean Merlot’s deep burgundy color, violet undertone and almost overwhelming bouquet of ripe red cherries and spices make it a true contender in the Chilean red wines category.

Body: Full

Aroma: Fruity, Spicy

Origin: Chile

Winemaker addition: Dark Oak

Alcohol: 12.9%

Sauvignon Blanc:

Light amber color with a strong citrusy bouquet and herbal undertones. Crisp and clean on the palate, can be enjoyed on its own or with light dishes or appetizers.

Body: Medium Full

Aroma: Fruity, Herbaceous

Origin: Chile

Winemaker addition: Light Oak

Alcohol: 12.4%

Viognier:

A medium-bodied white wine with aromas of freshly picked green apples and apricots that displays a stunningly long and floral aromatic finish. Take a sip of Chile!

Body: Medium Full

Aroma: Floral, Fruity

Origin: Chile

Winemaker addition: Dark Oak, Light Oak

Alcohol: 13%

What varieties are available from South Africa?

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Cabernet Sauvignon

In the world of wines, the Cabernet Sauvignon is one that does not get neglected – and with good reason! The intense mouthfeel coupled with fruity notes of cassis, plums and cherries make this wine an unequivocal master of provoking the senses. Dry, full-bodied and slightly woody arising from the natural overabundance of tannins. If you are courageous enough to set this South African Cabernet Sauvignon aside for 12+ months, it will give new meaning to the phrase “ages like fine wine”!

Body: Full

Aroma: Fruity, Woody

Origin: South Africa

Alcohol: 13.2%

Pinotage

A South African line-up is not complete without a Pinotage. This bold red wine is synonymous with South Africa and it’s no wonder why – its hints of dark and red fruits combine to produce a medley consisting of blackberries, raspberries and licorice on the palate. More subtle flavors include rooibos, tea leaf and flavorful pipe tobacco. The bouquet exudes hints of wood and spices. Relatively high acidity provides a strong finish, making it the perfect pairing for game meats, gourmet burgers and homemade pizza.

Body: Full

Aroma: Fruity, Herbaceous, Spicy, Woody

Origin: South Africa

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sauvignon Blanc

You would be hard-pressed to find a more refreshing wine than a young, crispy South African Sauvignon Blanc. This splendid white wine is made to be enjoyed quite young. The combination of greenish, vegetal and mineral flavors emanating a few weeks after fermentation will make it very difficult to put this one away for a while. Off-dry with a lively acidity and medium finish. Serve slightly cool with light seafood platters.

Body: Medium

Aroma: Herbaceous, Woody

Origin: South Africa

Alcohol: 12.4%

Shiraz

Experience one of South Africa’s most renowned grapes: a dry, full-bodied cherry-red Shiraz with fruity, spicy notes when young. As it ages, subtler flavors like coffee, chocolate begin to take over. The nose slowly develops a hint of charcoal, which adds to the mysteriousness of this classic wine. Enjoy it with company if you really want to share it, but don’t be ashamed of keeping it your own little secret!

Body: Full

Aroma: Caramelized, Fruity, Spicy, Woody

Origin: South Africa

Alcohol: 13.2%

What varieties are available from Australia?

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Cabernet Sauvignon 

Full bodied deep garnet red. This wine offers up flavors of blackcurrant, blackberries with a slight hint of cedar. The tannin structure of the Cabernet Sauvignon matched with French Oak, create a wonderful symphony of tannins.

Body: Full

Aroma: Fruity, Woody

Alcohol: 13%

Chardonnay

This Australian Chardonnay offers up a complex fruity bouquet, with hints of ripe stone fruit and an underlying citrus note. On the palate it is well balanced with just the right amount of oak enhancing its full bodied flavor.

Body: Full

Aroma: Fruity, Woody

Winemaker addition: Light Oak

Alcohol: 13%

Merlot

Soft and mellow texture right from the start. This Merlot offers hints of cassis with light floral notes.

Body: Medium

Aroma: Floral, Fruity

Winemaker addition: Dark Oak

Alcohol: 12.5%

Orange Muscat

This white wine has citrus and honey notes with a slight sweet finish. On the palate it is fresh and crisp with a lingering clementine flavor.

Body: Light

Aroma: Caramelized, Fruity

Winemaker addition: Sweetener

Alcohol:12%

Petit Verdot

Bold and full bodied, the Australian Petit Verdot offers up flavors of dark fruits; black cherry, plums, with firm tannins and hints of spice.

Body: Full

Aroma: Fruity, Spicy

Winemaker addition: Dark Oak, Light Oak

Alcohol:13.5%

How do I make my own?

Musto Wine Grape Company is here to help you make the wine of your dreams! The Spring winemaking season starts in late April, early May. Secure your winemaking grapes or juices and give us a call at (877) 812-1137 to speak with one of our Musto Crush Crew members. We can get you set up with everything you need and provide customer support along the way to ensure your success!

2020 Winemaking Juice Update {071720}

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We anticipate that we will have Winemaking Juices the week after Labor Day! It’s time to plan this year’s vintage and we have a lot of juice options for winemaking this season!

California:

We have many labels of high quality winemaking juices coming in from California this fall. Cry Baby, Bella California, Lodi Gold, California Select, and Colina del Sol, just to name a few. The fresh juices are stored at 35 degrees and arrive as if the juice just came out of your wine press. You can either hit the juice with SO2 and inoculate with your chosen yeast, or you can let the juice warm up and ferment using the native yeast found in the skin of the crushed/pressed grape.

Lanza Vineyard Juices:

The Lanza winemaking juices arrive directly from Lanza-Musto Vineyards in Suisun Valley, CA. Varieties available are – Muscat Cannelli, Rose of Gamay (Pink), Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. They come in 5.25 gallon pails, are cold settled, with zero adjustments made to the juice. If you want Suisun Valley fruit but don’t have a crusher these are a great option.

Fresco Juices:

Mosti Mondiale Fresco is proud to be the only product to offer home winemakers their own vineyard in one unique package. Each pail is carefully pre-balanced, inoculated with the perfect yeast, and infused with liquid enzymes to help create a delicious and palate pleasing wine. The Fresco juices come from California, Australia, and Italy.

Italian Juices:

Our Italian juices will arrive in late October. The Italian juices are always full of flavor and provide palate pleasing, age worthy wines.

Give us a call or shoot us an email to discuss your 2020 vintage!
877-812-1137 – sales@juicegrape.com