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.
The Latest Addition to Our Muscadine Wine Selection: Muscadry & Pink Muscadry
Muscadry: From the muscadine variety called CARLOS, this wine is entirely made from Georgia grapes. The bouquet is exotic, intense and complex and 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 like never seen before, it was aged in French barrels for 4 months and became 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. A dark berry that became a wine with the same aromatic profile as the classic muscadine. It went through the same process as the MUSCADRY, 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.
Summer Wine: The same premium profile as Duncan Creek, this popular and exciting muscadine wine has 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 blow 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.
Pinot Grigio 2012: Pinot Grigio is one of the most famous and popular white wine, my version is very aromatic, with flavors 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: Sauvignon Blanc, originating in the south of France, is one of the most widely planted wine grapes in the world. Very aromatic and exotic, it has become one of the most popular wines in America over recent years. Our Sauvignon Blanc has rich flavors of lime, nectarine, lemongrass and green apple. It is vibrant on the palate with a 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
Viognier 2011: Made from Viognier grapes grown in the high elevations of the North Georgia Mountains, this elegant wine has nice tropical fruit flavors with a smooth and clean finish. Easy to enjoy with sushi or a light dish. A nice accompaniment to any patio! 13.2% Alcohol, 0.5% Residual Sugar.
Belle 211: This is our Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc blend. The months spent in new oak barrels gave it some vanilla notes that go very well with its natural citrusy profile. Very smooth and clean, it’s an excellent wine for all occasions. 13.8% Alcohol, 0.5% Residual Sugar.
Moscato D’Asti D.O.C.G 2012: A true Italian wine, made for us by our twin winery in Piedmont, Italy, and available only here at Château Élan. 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.
Pinot Noir 2011 Reserve: Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, it has a medium garnet hue in the glass and smells of green herbs, bright flowers and a hint of red berries. The mouth is vibrant with flavors of green herbs and forest berries with a smooth and pleasant finish. A very nice classic Pinot Noir! 13.5% Alcohol.
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.
Scarlet 211: Our Syrah and Sangiovese blend is a garnet red wine with earthy aromas and flavors of elderberry and green tomatoes. Vibrant with a nice acidity and a medium tannin structure, it has a nice texture with accents of bread, black pepper and strawberry at the finish. An excellent red blend! 14.0% Alcohol, 0.1% Residual Sugar.
American Port: This is a ruby style Port. Young, fresh, fruity, vibrant and strong. From the 2010 vintage, this port balances the residual sugar with an high acidity level that work superbly with the high alcohol content. Deep ruby red, intense nose and full bodied you can enjoy it now as well as in 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 gallons oak barrels, this wine is made to improve with age, yet 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