McPherson Family Series Moscato 2016

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

Our 2015 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 2016. 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

The best way to describe vintage 2016 is fast & furious! There was no orderly ripening of fruit, no luxury of white fruit followed by red fruit, it was like the flood gates opened and everything just rolled in at once. Again we had little rain and a very hot spring leading up to harvest, which meant things ripened faster than normal. Optimum flavours and ripeness came on more quickly than previous years and the only way around it was to pick as fast as we could. Thankfully we managed to juggle our way through it, and now quality looks good with a couple of very special parcels that I have tucked away for a rainy day – just Don't Tell Gary....

Food Recommendations:

Easy drinking with low alcohol and a slight spritz on the palate, the 2016 Moscato is perfect for a Sunday afternoon tipple. Partners beautifully with a spicy Asian curry or Thai salad.