Muscat Rutherglen Victoria
The fifth generation of Morris endure as one of the world’s great winemaking estates, releasing an unbroken lineage of internationally renowned fortifieds year after year. Morris Liqueur Muscats are vinified from precious harvests of Brown Muscat grapes, a clone of the Muscat aux Petit Grains Rouge, which grows in bunches of small red berries. A rich bouquet of the most intense varietal Muscat characters, driven by a palate of wanton, indulgent complexity and beautified by the most beguiling rancio richness.
Available in cartons of six
One of the finest and most interesting wines in Australia are the Morris Muscats. The unirrigated vines rely on natural rainfall. When very ripe at 16–18 baume, the grapes are hand picked, crushed and fermented on skins for 24 hours before draining and pressing the juice. The wine is topped up with spirit, and the fortified Muscat is matured in large oak casks ranging in size from 1,500 to 4,500 litres until blending. When blending occurs many different vintages are used in order to give lusciousness, richness, age and freshness.