Muscat Rutherglen Victoria
Only the best vintages are selected for the Premium Rare Old Muscat, all releases win significant awards at major international competitions. In blending, a range of vintages are used, the older wines giving intensely concentrated luscious flavours and aged complexity and the younger wines imparting the fresh fruit character. A bouquet of intense raisiny fruit and soft wood aged characters. A rich and luscious palate supported by rancio complexity, a great depth of mouth filling and lingering flavours. Fortified Wine of the Year Trophy!
The ripening grapes are left on the vine late into the autumn harvest season, as long as possible to obtain maximum sugar level before selective picking by hand. On arrival at the winery, the grapes are crushed and allowed to partially undergo fermentation, before draining and pressing, then a high strength neutral spirit is added to arrest the fermentation and fortify to 18% v/v alcohol. The grapes are then transferred into oak casks and barrels to slowly mature for many years.