Moscato bottle

2017

Moscato

Per Bottle
$16.00
Case Of 6
$96.00

Our Moscato should be enjoyed chilled. Light in alcohol, this versatile wine is a delight by itself or can be enjoyed as an aperitif with a fresh fruit or cheese platter.

Drinking beautifully now and over the next 12 months.

Moscato [mos-cato]

 
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Vintage Conditions

Rutherglen Estates 2017 vintage finished 4-6 weeks later than the 2016 vintage due to it being a “favourable” growing season. 2016’s wet winter delayed budburst, and when spring arrived
the rains continued well into October. The result of the rains and mild temperatures meant there was decreased frost pressure and therefore higher disease pressure within the vineyards, which was
managed perfectly by our Head Viticulturalist, Matthew Partridge and his vineyard team who delivered healthy, very high quality fruit.
The vine development through flowering, fruit set and veraison was long and slow. With February the rain stopped and finally the summer sun kicked in, which allowed consistent ripening. Gradually the sugar, colour and acidity developed in perfect harmony.
The 2017 vintage in Rutherglen will produce excellent results for both white and red wines. Bright vibrant fruit characters in the whites, very structured red wines with dark fruit characters, interesting tannin profiles and good length are some of the general features of this year’s vintage.

Tasting Notes

The Muscat grape is the world’s oldest known grape variety, believed to be grown in Europe for over two thousand years and used to make many different styles of wine.

Our Moscato is made in the traditional Italian frizzante style, and bottled under pressure with a crown seal to retain freshness and fizz. Our fresh, pink, fruity wine is highly aromatic and has lovely grapey sorbet like aromas with hints of summer berries and rose. It has a delicately light, yet sweet palate with refreshing lively bubbles and lingering floral fruit flavours.

Winemaking

Our Moscato was produced from the same Brown Muscat (Muscat a Petit Grains Rouge), used for more traditional Rutherglen Muscat styles. The fruit for this wine was harvested early, whilst the berries were still fresh and plump, to enable us to maintain a fresh fruity flavour profile. To enhance and promote the delicate nature of the varietal characters only the lightest pressed juice was selected and fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel, with a highly aromatic yeast. Once the wine had fermented to the required level of residual sweetness, it was chilled to stop fermentation. The wine was then quickly filtered and bottled to maintain all of the natural fresh Muscat flavours of the grapes.

Wine Detail & Analysis

Varieties: Muscat a Petit Grains Rouge
Region: Rutherglen, North East Victoria
Harvest date: February 2017
Release date: November 2017
Alcohol: 7.2%
Oak treatment: Zero
Total acid: 5.36g/l
pH: 3.26
Residual sugar: 100g/l


Additional Information

Weight 0.75 kg
Dimensions 10 x 10 x 35 cm
Quantity

x Case 6, Per Bottle, Case of 3, Case of 6, Case of 12, Case of 24