Muscat Frontignac Barossa South Australia
Fashioned from choice harvests of white Muscat grapes, White Frontignac and Muscat Gordo Blanco, a substantial serving of which are grown at Grant Burge's own Lily Farm Vineyard in the Barossa heartlands. At less than 8% alcohol by volume, this precocious Moscato is bottled early at low temperatures, to retain the naturally occurring carbon dioxide within a mousse of elegant and refined, dulcetly revitalizing bubbles. An astonishingly equitable match to the most sophisticated bouillon broths and consommé.
Each of the contributing Barossa vineyards are influenced by differing soils and mesooclimes, Grant Burge matches them to individual grapes and styles of wine, ensuring the best quality fruit is grown to the most appropriate terroir. White Muscat/ Frontignac grapes are sorted, crushed and destemmed. Juices are cold settled and inoculated by neutral yeast to retain the natural fruit characters of this luscious varietal. Vinification is carried out at cool temperatures below 10C for three weeks at which time the vinification is arrested to retain natural grape sugars. Bottled promptly after completion of ferments to capture and retain all the vitality of the style.
Pale gold in colour, small beads of bubble. Lifted aromatics, sweet spice and subtle herbaceous tones are complimented by hints of boiled sweets and musk. The palate is light in the mouth, balanced, natural sweetness, acid and lingering frizzante dance on the tongue. Lightly spritzig and lower in alcohol, it offers great drinkability, well suited as aperitif or accompaniement to nibbles.