All Saints Grand Rutherglen Muscat 1986

Winemaker's Notes:

The colour is brown with a green edge while the nose exudes marvellously luscious aromas of ripe raisins. The full-bodied palate is rich in dried raisins, showing an impressive balance between aged and fresh younger material, deeply flavoured but with a lively lingering finish. Made from Brown Muscat grapes from our Wahgunyah vineyard planted in 1920. It is from these (replanted) vineyards that All Saints Estate won Australia’s first international Gold Medal, in London, for a sweet blend of Shiraz and Muscat. Brown Muscat is a clone of the oldest and noblest variety of Muscat, Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains (Muscat of Frontignan is a synonym). The wine is a blend of Muscats of various ages, sweetness levels and flavours, a combination highlighting the benefits of blending selected parcels from different years. The resultant wine is better than any of the individual components used in the blend. This rich Grand Rutherglen Muscat is an excellent complement to a wide range of flavoursome pate, terrine, soups and stews, spicy Asian cuisine and sauced meats. It is sublime matched to dessert dishes with caramel, toffee, chocolate, and marinated fruits or rich ice cream – no wonder Rutherglen Muscat has a reputation for producing probably the greatest dessert wine style in the world. And of course it is the perfect partner to well brewed coffee and petit fours.

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Winery: All Saints
Color: White
Varietal: Muscat
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All Saints:
Established by two enterprising Scots, George Sutherland Smith and John Banks. The castle was built in the 1880's and based on the design of The Castle of May, complete with turrets and tower. The castle is classified by the ‘Historic Buildings Council’, along with two other Estate buildings, the former bottling hall & cellar and the Chinese Dormitory. The former bottling hall and cellar now ho... Read more
Established by two enterprising Scots, George Sutherland Smith and John Banks. The castle was built in the 1880's and based on the design of The Castle of May, complete with turrets and tower. The castle is classified by the ‘Historic Buildings Council’, along with two other Estate buildings, the former bottling hall & cellar and the Chinese Dormitory. The former bottling hall and cellar now houses The Indigo Cheese Co. (est. December 2005), and the Chinese Dormitory, built around 100 years ago, is the last remaining example of its type. The Great Hall, our main wine storage area, is lined with huge 100-year-old oak casks, filled with rare Tokays and Muscats. Some of these fortified wines are up to 80 years old and will form the base of future blends for years to come. The wines are amongst Australia's and the world’s greatest, internationally extolled for their richness and "lusciousness". All Saints Estate won the first gold medal for Australian wine in 1873 at the London International Exhibition and continues to win trophies and receive rave reviews today. Read less
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The colour is brown with a green edge while the nose exudes marvellously luscious aromas of ripe raisins. The full-bodied palate is rich in dried raisins, showing an impressive balance between aged and fresh younger material, deeply flavoured but with a lively lingering finish. Made from Brown Muscat grapes from our Wahgunyah vineyard planted in 1920. It is from these (replanted) vineyards that All Saints Estate won Australia’s first international Gold Medal, in London, for a sweet blend of Shiraz and Muscat. Brown Muscat is a clone of the oldest and noblest variety of Muscat, Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains (Muscat of Frontignan is a synonym). The wine is a blend of Muscats of various ages, sweetness levels and flavours, a combination highlighting the benefits of blending selected parcels from different years. The resultant wine is better than any of the individual components used in the blend. This rich Grand Rutherglen Muscat is an excellent complement to a wide range of flavoursome pate, terrine, soups and stews, spicy Asian cuisine and sauced meats. It is sublime matched to dessert dishes with caramel, toffee, chocolate, and marinated fruits or rich ice cream – no wonder Rutherglen Muscat has a reputation for producing probably the greatest dessert wine style in the world. And of course it is the perfect partner to well brewed coffee and petit fours.

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