Muscat Swan Hill Victoria
Great things come in small packages, at only 375ml, tiny little Pink Moscato has become a great big phenomenon. Why? It's the very definition of fun, one of the few indulgences in life which can be relied upon to set the perfect mood, whatever the ocassion and whoever the company. A true Moscato fashioned from the pick of the most succulent Muscat Gordo and Muscat of Hamburg grapes, light in alcohol, fantastically fizzed, brimming with berries and summer fruits, rose petal perfumes and luscious turkish delights.
Giant Steps seek to make wine that is less overt and obvious than most. The aim is to acquire the best fruit possible, whatever the cost, because without great fruit there can be no great wine. All work is done by hand. Grapes are only picked when optimum flavour ripeness is matched by good natural acidity. Fruit is harvested at night, chilled and crushed, followed by eight hours skin contact to arrive at the gorgeous blushing pink colour. Parcels are pressed to tank and filtered bright before inoculation. Juices are fermented long and cold until full natural carbonation is reached and the balance between sugar and alcohol is achieved. The final wine is cold filtered at -1C to retain freshness and effervescence. Alcohol 5.5%
Pretty in pink with a slight petulance. Turkish delight, fruit tingle, sherbet, fairy floss, fresh fuzzy peach. Raspberry jelly, peach sherbet, rosewater. Clean and crisp. To accompany fresh pancakes and poached fruit, a cheese plate with muscadel raisins, or just on it's own as an elegant apertif.