Vineyard Region: Northern Victoria
Color: This current release is a light straw colour with some youthful green tinges.
Aroma: The nose is lifted with aromas of musk, citrus and freshly crushed grapes.
Palate: A wine of universal appeal, the retained carbon dioxide gives a mild frizzante effect resulting in a lively and fresh wine.
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 5%
Peak Drinking: Until 2017
Growing Conditions: This wine is made from Muscat of Alexandria grapes.Muscat of Alexandria is part of the exotic Muscat family. The Romans are believed to have given the grape its name as they found its distinctive aroma akin to that of musk, and hence called it Moscato – smelling of musk. Viticultural experts have identified at least 200 different members of the Muscat family and several of these different clones have been cultivated in Australia for as long as grapes have been grown here. Australian winemakers have a fondness for the variety. It produces delicious, plump, juicy grapes and, depending on which clone is cultivated, when it is harvested and how it is handled, it can produce a wide range of wine styles. This wine is made from Muscat of Alexandria grapes. The grapes were harvested from mid February to mid April 2014 at baumés ranging from 11.3 to 12.2º.
Winemaking Notes: The wine was bottled soon after fermentation with an alcohol of 5.0%, a pH of 3.20 and an acid level of 5.7 g/L.
Recommended food pairings: Try it with baked Stanley apple filled with quince and hazelnuts and mascarpone cheese or a platter of fresh tropical fruits.