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Aimee's Garden Moscato 2017


Region: Victoria
Varietal: 100% Muscat
Alcohol: 6.0%
Best Consumed: 2017 - 2019



Our 2017 Moscato is named in honour of Aimee's Garden. With lifted floral aromas and flavours of strawberries, rose petals and a hint of musk, this wine has a fine spritz, an uplifting finish and is best enjoyed chilled.

Viticulturist Notes

Fruit for the McPherson Moscato was harvested from a select vineyard within the Swan Hill region of Victoria during late February 2017. 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 8-10°C, 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

Vintage 2017 is best described as a waiting game. The season was very long with fruit slow to ripen and although the urge just to pick it all was there, we had to bide our time until we had optimal flavours and ripeness. Once I made the decision to pick the grapes came in at an orderly pace, although increased yields due to the rain in spring made the juggling game in the winery even more challenging, with tank space at a premium. We made it through our marathon 2017 vintage and are thrilled with the exceptional quality including a number of really extraordinary parcels.

Food Recommendations:

Easy drinking with low alcohol and a slight spritz on the palate, the 2017 Moscato is perfect for a Sunday afternoon tipple. Partners beautifully with a spicy Asian curry or Thai salad.