McPherson Family Series Moscato 2013

Region: Victoria
Varietal: Muscat
Alcohol: 5.5%
Best Consumed: Now

Our 2013 Moscato is pale blush pink in colour with a light spritz to add a tingle on the palate.  Aromas of rose petals, musk and floral’s dominate the bouquet, whilst the palate bewilders with lovely thick sweetness and a crisp acid finish.  This wine is perfectly balanced with lovely length and simple fruit flavours.  The wine is best consumed in its youth.

Viticulturist Notes

Fruit for the McPherson Moscato was harvested from a select vineyard within the Swan Hill region of Victoria during late February 2013.  The fruit was crushed, pressed and cold
settled before being inoculated.  The juice was also fined prior to inoculation to ensure that the final wine is smooth and easy to drink.  The fermentation was conducted at very cool temperatures ranging between 8-10C, with the fermentation period taking 10 days.  To make certain sugar / alcohol balance was perfect, the ferment was measured daily for sugar and alcohol levels.  The final wine was then fined, cold stabilised and filtered within a week to ensure the retention of the spritz and to keep the wine as fresh and fruity as possible.

Wine Harvest Notes

The summer of 2012 / 2013 was hot and dry – the hot weather ripening grapes out of the 2013 vintage early and the dry spell allowing the sugars to develop fully.  Balancing sugar and acid was tricky this year, however the vintage ended with a bang with great flavour ripeness being achieved at the last minute.  2013 will go down as a cracking year, with excellent overall quality and magnificent, vibrant colour in the reds.

Food Recommendations:

Easy drinking with low alcohol and a slight spritz on the palate, the 2013 Moscato is perfect for a Sunday afternoon tipple. Partners beautifully with a spicy Asian curry or Thai salad.