About the Muscadine Grape
Often called “America’s First Grape,” muscadine grapes thrive in hot climates of the southeastern United States. This unique environment makes them special in their ability to heal themselves from disease, bacteria, and fungi that often plague European grapes.
Many nutritionists have found muscadine grapes are loaded with more healthy compounds than other much-touted foods such as blueberries, goji berries, green tea, red wine, and dark chocolate. Muscadine grapes and their seeds are one of nature’s best sources of antioxidants and possess anti-inflammatory properties. Compared to other grapes, muscadine grapes have 40 times more resveratrol — the polyphenol found in red wine that is proven to benefit cardiovascular health, blood sugar levels and the aging process.
Muscadry: From the muscadine variety called CARLOS, this wine is entirely made from Georgia grapes. The bouquet is exotic, intense, and complex; the taste profile is vibrant, full, and elegant. It is an excellent expression of the character of our state’s grape! Made in a style never seen before, it was aged in French barrels for 4 months to become an off-dry white wine that can be simply sipped on the patio as well as paired perfectly with fish, sushi, and other light style foods. 12% Alcohol, 2% Residual Sugar.
Pink Muscadry: This rose version is made from the muscadine variety called NOBLE: dark berry that creates a wine with the same aromatic profile as the classic muscadine. It went through the same process as the MUS-CADRY, with only a variance on the sweetness level. This Pink version has 2.5% of residual sugar, just slightly higher than the Muscadry. The bouquet is very fruity with accents of tropical fruit, and it tastes delicious. Perfect in summer with fish, pizza, and fresh salads. 12% Alcohol, 2% Residual Sugar.
Duncan Creek: Made with the same high standards of our classic dry white wines, this light bodied sweet wine is from 100% Georgia Muscadine Grapes. The bouquet has notes of fresh grapes, pineapple, apricot, and mango with accents of lemon grass. Sweet and crisp, it’s a true classic and exotic Georgia Muscadine Wine. 12.5% Alcohol, 6% Residual Sugar.
NEW: Duncan Creek Red: Duncan Creek Red is our ruby red sweet wine crafted from the red muscadine variety called NOBLE. This Georgia grown grape underwent a meticulous wine making process to create a premium wine with an exotic bouquet and is the ideal companion for your next cookout. Serve chilled and enjoy! 12.5% Alcohol, 6% Residual Sugar.
Summer Wine: The same premium profile as Duncan Creek, this popular and exciting muscadine wine has a clean and clear essence of peach nectar. A charming sweet wine to be enjoyed anytime of the year! 12.5% Alcohol, 6% Residual Sugar.
Spring Blossom: The same premium profile as Duncan Creek, this rose muscadine wine will enliven your senses with the unique essence of fresh strawberries. A nice clean and crisp taste to be enjoyed anytime of the year! 12.5% Alcohol, 6% Residual Sugar.
Autumn Blush: The same premium profile as Duncan Creek, this delightful light bodied wine exudes a light red hue as lovely as its clean and crisp taste. It fills your mouth with delicate and pleasant raspberry notes. A perfect wine for anytime of the year! 12.5% Alcohol, 6% Residual Sugar.
Chardonnay Reserve 2013: 100% from Chardonnay grapes, fermented in stainless steel and aged for 6 months in oak: 50% in new French barrels and 50% in neutral barrels. Despite the smoothness imparted by the barrel aging, our chardonnay is very vibrant and crisp. Very balanced, with a medium body and deep finish. Elegantly oaked, it shows all the nuances of the Chardonnay varieties with a background of toasted sweet vanilla.
Pinot Grigio 2012: Pinot Grigio is one of the most famous and popular white wine, my version is very aromatic, with fla-vors of lemon grass, arugula, and citrus. Crisp and refreshing, it is dry, very mineral, with a medium body. From grapes grown in Yolo county in California, it pairs beautifully with seafood dishes, pizza, grilled chicken, and lobster, as well as light cheeses or pasta. 13.8% Alcohol.
Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2012: Very aromatic and exotic, our Sauvignon Blanc has rich flavors of grapefruit, nectarine, lemongrass, and green apple. It is vibrant on the palate with bright acidity and a smooth finish. It pairs perfectly with chicken or turkey as well as seafood such as tilapia, sea bass, haddock, trout, and shellfish. 13.5% Alcohol.
Belle Reserve 2013: Blend between 7 varieties (VIOGNIER – MOSCATO – SEMILLON – VERDEJO – TOCAJ – CHARDONNAY – MUSCADINE), predominant grape is the Viognier, everything else is in equal % in the blend. This is an aromatic bomb, 0.5% residual sugar, smooth and elegant. Strong flavors of corossol, banana, and grapefruit.
Moscato D’Asti D.O.C.G 2013: A true Italian wine, made for us by our twin winery in Piedmont, Italy, and available only here at Chateau Elan. Slightly sparkling with distinct notes of peach and orange blossoms. It is perfectly tempered by the freshness of its refined bubbles, accompanied by hints of elderberry and wisteria, with a sweet white fruit finish. 5.5% Alcohol, 10% Residual Sugar, this is the only and original Moscato D’Asti.
Brut Reserve: Our Brut Reserve is a method charmat sparkling wine made from 100% Chardonnay grapes harvested in 2013. It really tastes like the famous Italian Prosecco! Light, fresh, very fruity, and perfect for all occasions.
Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve: This is seriously good Cabernet! A classic expression of the varietal with dark berry fruit on the nose followed by a depth of cocoa and black pepper in the background. A perfect balance of oak on this wine rounds off the profile for an exacting complexity found in only the most premium cabernets.
Pinot Noir 2013 Reserve: 100% from Pinot Noir grapes, it is medium garnet in the glass; it smells of green herbs, bright flowers, and wet dirt with a hint of red berries underneath. In the mouth it exudes flavors of green herbs and forest berry fruit that are fantastically bright and juicy. 13.5% Alcohol, 0.1% Residual Sugar.
Merlot Reserve 2010: Made from 100% of our Merlot grapes grown in the prestigious Napa Valley California. We took a minimalistic approach to the winemaking process to preserve the original structure and character of this outstanding variety. The result is an intense deep ruby red hue with flavors of blackberries, licorice and black currant. Spicy and fruity with a velvety mouth feel, it has smooth tannins and a strong finish. An exceptional expression of Merlot! 14.5% Alcohol, 0.1% Residual Sugar.
Merlot Reserve 2013: This classic style Merlot shows notes of smoked pepper, sweet tobacco, and dried straw. Despite its tannin-forward nature, this wine is silky, smooth with a finish that lingers on the palate long after the sip. Powerful and full bodied, our Merlot shows just why this varietal is one of the top in the world.
Velvet Reserve 2013: Complex yet easy going, this Zinfadel and Tannat blend can stand alone or pair beautifully with any meal. Aromas of white pepper, plums, and red fruits dominate the nose of this wine. Just as the name suggests, this light bodied wine goes down just like velvet, proving perfect for any occasion.
Scarlet Reserve 2013: This is a beautiful blend of Syrah and Sangiovese and a complex wine with the perfect balance of earth and fruit notes. Smells of red and black berries, baking spices and oak with a peppery finish make this a wine worthy for drinking now or years later. 14.0% Alcohol, 0.1 Residual Sugar.
Port Riserva: This is a ruby style Port. Young, fresh, fruity, vibrant, and strong, this port balances the residual sugar with a high acidity level that works superbly with the high alcohol content. Deep ruby red, intense nose and full bodied, you can enjoy it now or 20 years from now. 18.5% Alcohol, 8% Residual Sugar.
Barbera D’Asti D.O.C.G. 2011: An incredible new Chateau Elan red wine coming from the Piedmont region of Italy, where our partner winery is producing it exclusively for us under the direction of our winemaker, Simone Bergese. The Piedmont territory has grown luxurious vineyards and made world-acclaimed wines for centuries in old world tradition. Our Barbera is a deep red, strong, powerful, and rich wine with no compromise. Aged in classic Italian 700 gallon oak barrels, this wine is made to improve with age, yet it is ready to drink now. It is a perfect match for grand meals which require a strong companion in the wine pairing. Original, exclusive, and amazing.
The golden DG letters on the label are a tribute to the splendid first edition of Barbera from Diablo Grade Winery in California, owned by Doctor Panoz