Tokay Rutherglen Victoria
One of the nation's most internationally feted marques in fortified wine. Tokay grapes are harvested late in the season to take advantage of fully developed fruit sugars and maximum ripeness. Unlike table wines and vintage ports which treat vintages separately, various casks of wine across a number of years are cellared and assembled into a unique wine of individual character. Marked by its freshness of fruit and warmth of spirit, exceptional length and multi dimensional palate, an exquisite introduction into the world class range of Chambers Rosewood.
Generally, the vineyards situated on the slopes around Rutherglen tend to have a higher proportion of loam with the presence of stones, while the vineyards on the flat have a higher clay content. Rod (cane) and spur pruning on the vines with each vine having two rods with eight to ten buds on each. All the grapes at Rosewood are hand harvested, crushed and de stemmed directly into the press, juices are vinified until fortification with neutral grape spirit to arrest ferments between eighteen and nineteen percent alcohol. The high level of alcohol preserves natural fruit sugars and retains the luscious rich qualities of the harvest. Components are filled to a selection of well seasoned 500 Litres oak barrels for maturation.
Deep amber hues. Rich, sumptuous nose of molasses and brown sugar, minarets of spice and complex aromatic notes. A layered, effusive palate exhibiting amazing concentration of rum and raisin characters, evolved compote and candied dark fruits, coffe and cocoa oak, a marvelous rancio richness resolves on a lingering, seemingly endless, heady finish.