Muscat Rutherglen Victoria
A thick, brown wine that's a powerful, unctuous, mouthfilling, lip-smacking delight! Great aged quality and careful use of blending that shows up the varietal characters. Fortified Wine of the Year Trophy.
The grapes are left on the vine as long as possible to obtain maximum sugar level and then hand picked. 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. Only the best vintages of Muscat are selected for the Premium Muscat and all of the wines have won awards in the major Australian Wine Shows. 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. Alcohol 17.5% Baume 12.7 Total Acid 5%0g/L pH 3.62.
Dark green tinge with an olive green tinge on the rim. A bouquet of intense raisiny fruit and soft wood aged characters. A rich and luscious palate supported by rancio complexity which gives a great depth of mouth filling and lingering flavours.