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History As with most great stories the history behind the Muscats of Rutherglen is more than a happy combination of ...Read more...
Sweet and spicy, this is fragrant with coffee, walnut and chocolate overtones to the vague cherry flavors, lingering nicely on the balanced finish.... Read more
Orange-tinged amber. Rich and toasty on the nose, with dark toffee, cherry and singed orange peel. Fat and viscous, with sweet orange, caramel and ... Read more
The Non-Vintage Rutherglen Muscat is amber-colored with an alluring perfume of apricot and dried fruits, caramel, and toffee. Full-bodied (17.5% al... Read more
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Sweet and spicy, this is fragrant with coffee, walnut and chocolate overtones to the vague cherry flavors, lingering nicely on the balanced finish. Drink now.
Orange-tinged amber. Rich and toasty on the nose, with dark toffee, cherry and singed orange peel. Fat and viscous, with sweet orange, caramel and dark honey flavors. Finishes with notes of bourbon and vanilla.
The Non-Vintage Rutherglen Muscat is amber-colored with an alluring perfume of apricot and dried fruits, caramel, and toffee. Full-bodied (17.5% alcohol), sweet, and complex, it is also a great value.
Deep amber with a bright rim. Smoky cherry, cocoa and toffee on the nose, with notes of black cardamom and molasses. Fleshy, palate-staining and sweet, offering juicy brown sugar and caramel flavors, along with a penetrating smokiness. Clings to the palate, finishing with an echo of bitter cherry pit and persistent toffee and molasses notes. Richer and less spicy than the muscadelle and a good call for chocolate desserts.
Spicy, with candied orange peel overtones to the coffee and cider flavors, lingering on the chai-like finish. This has finesse and complexity. Drink now.
This wine is so intensely textured and flavored, you?ve got to brace yourself. Packed with ultra sweet honey, peach, dried apricot, toast, walnut, coffee, caramel, licorice and sesame notes, it holds onto the palate with bright acidity and length. Massive.
Less complex that the Tokay, but more effusively fruity and sweet, this dessert wine’s mix of citrus, melon and spice aromas fill the room with delicious perfume. Rich as it is, there’s a vein of acidity that piques the appetite, making this wine as suitable before dinner, with pate or cheeses, as after.
History As with most great stories the history behind the Muscats of Rutherglen is more than a happy combination of geographical location, personalities and opportunities. Vision, tenacity, passion, and plain old hard work have forged Rutherglen’s inimitable status as the home of the world’s richest wines. In spite of very different climatic conditions and soils, lack of water and distance from traditional markets, early German and British settlers planted vines in the gently undulating country abutting the Murray River in north East Victoria . Wines from the district were attracting international attention as early as the 1860s with their successes at various European exhibitions. In fact, one winery, All Saints Estate, won Australia’s first international Gold Medal in London in 1868. A number of these original families still maintain a strong presence in Rutherglen. Traditions stretching over four, five, sometimes six generations are common in this district and the families, like the wine, have become uniquely Australian in flavour and ownership. Grape variety There are about 200 Muscat varieties, but only one is used to make Rutherglen Muscat – the high quality Muscat a petit grains Rouge, or Brown Muscat as it is known locally. Rutherglen Muscat – is the foundation of the style; displaying the fresh raisin aromas, rich fruit, clean spirit and great length of flavour on the palate which are the mark of all the Muscats of Rutherglen. Average age 2-5 years. Residual sweetness 180-240 grams per litre.
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