Symphony is a white grape that de?es tradition and convention. It is a crossing of two French grapes: Muscat of Alexandria, a white grape of intensely aromatic, ?grapey? character, and Grenache Gris, a red grape with bold fruity aromas and zesty acidity. The resulting wine has incredibly intense aromas of melon, grapefruit, mango, peach, banana and papaya. The fruity character picks up a strong backbone from the good acidity and hint of tannin carried over from the Grenache Gris. The name was endowed by a wine scientist who tasted one of the ?rst ?nished wines made from the new grape and declared that it showed ?a Symphony of aromas and ?avor.' Selection Symphony is fabulous as a social wine, for sitting on the patio with friends, and is excellent with spicy foods like Szechuan or even Mexican. It?s also great with sliced mango and papaya.