With aromas of honeyed plums and dried peaches and a supple fruity, sweet, medium-to-full body and crisp, spiced pear and honeycomb finish, Elysium is wonderful with cheeses, especially goat cheese or Gorgonzola; with desserts containing red fruits, such as English Summer Pudding; with dark chocolate and with cream desserts and cheesecake. Elysium poured onto vanilla ice cream is an effortless favorite.
Black Muscat, another under-appreciated muscat variety, is known in Europe as a table grape variety, Muscat Hamburg, one of the very few black skinned muscats. When well ripened , it attains a rose-like aroma and lychee and bright cherry flavours. This rose-like aroma led us to name the wine Elysium, Greek for heaven.