Warm and settled weather during flowering led to a very large initial set. Fruit thinning was then undertaken to bring the crop back to the desired level. A perfect summer followed by a warm dry autumn, allowed for extra hang time on the vine, encouraging the grapes to shrivel and resulting in beautiful flavour development and concentration.
We use the traditional French variety of Muscat (Muscat Petit Grains). After picking, the grapes were gently pressed, with only the free run juice being used. The wine was tank fermented to preserve varietal integrity, and slowly matured over four months, until a perfect balance was achieved.
The wine is medium straw in appearance. The aroma serves up intense floral notes such as citrus blossom, along with impressions of exotic spice, orange zest and freshly crushed root ginger. It expands on the palate to become mouth filling and unctuous. Additional hang time has given this wine intense concentration, however there is refreshing seam of minerality and acidity that ensures the off dry finish remains in balance.