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2015 Basket Pressed Muscat Blanc

A new and exciting take on Muscat or Frontignac - fresh and dry in style.
$25.00 inc GST

Muscat Blanc or White Frontignac has successfully been grown at Amery since 1892 to produce Liqueur Muscat. That said, we couldn’t resist the temptation to do something different and produce a fresh, vibrant style that could be enjoyed with seafood.

The 2015 vintage is the 3rd release and shows characters of grapefruit and lemon zest with the unmistakeable performed characters of the Muscat variety coming to the fore.

Normally associated with sweet wine, our style is bone dry. The clean, fresh palate is tight and focused with a crisp, lively finish. Perfectly suited to enjoy with grilled fish or oysters.

 

Muscat Blanc or White Frontignac has successfully been grown at Amery since 1892 to produce Liqueur Muscat. That said, we couldn’t resist the temptation to do something different and produce a fresh, vibrant style that could be enjoyed with seafood.

The 2015 vintage is the 3rd release and shows characters of grapefruit and lemon zest with the unmistakeable performed characters of the Muscat variety coming to the fore.

Normally associated with sweet wine, our style is bone dry. The clean, fresh palate is tight and focused with a crisp, lively finish. Perfectly suited to enjoy with grilled fish or oysters.

 

This is the first wine in our stable crafted entirely by Duncan Kennedy and the intensity and complexity is superb. To reflect the change we also dressed up the packaging to signal the transformation. It was bottled on 19th of August, and returning from the bottling that day we looked at it with our team. Being excited by the outcome, we decided to showcase it to the McLaren Vale Cellar Door gathering hosted at Kays that evening. The feedback from participants was tremendous.

 

WINEMAKING

Harvested on the 2nd of February 2015, the grapes were crushed, destemmed and then passed through our 1928 basket press. The juice was then fermented at cool temperatures to maximise freshness and retain delicate flavours. A small portion was barrel fermented and aged on lees for 3 months to enhance texture and complexity.

 

DESCRIPTION

Colour: Pale straw.

Nose:    A mix of floral and citrus notes; rose petals, honey-suckle, lime and orange peel.

Palate:  Bursting with fresh fruit flavours of honey-dew melon, stone fruit and lychee.

An elegant wine with a chalky texture and lively minerality leading into a crisp dry finish.

 

SERVING HINTS           

Seafood especially Oysters

Products specifications
Vintage 2013
Wine Style White (dry)
Variety Muscat Blanc
Bottle Size 750ml
Alcohol By Volume 13%
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interesting white
while i thought this still might be a little sweeter than i expected it proved to be a nice clean wine. very refreshing.
From: Josh | Date: 3/03/2015 10:27 AM
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Products specifications
Vintage 2013
Wine Style White (dry)
Variety Muscat Blanc
Bottle Size 750ml
Alcohol By Volume 13%