A vibrant, hot-pink Moscato, the aromas of this wine exude a heady and exotic mix redolent of pink flowers, lychee, musk and spice. On the palate the wine is light and refreshing, bursting with lemon sherbet and berry fruit flavours. Although subtly sweet on the mid palate, the finish is crisp and fresh. Angas Moscato is the perfect wine to enjoy with a lightly spiced Thai salad or Laksa, or on its own.
After some long-awaited good soaking winter rains that rejuvenated the vines, mild temperatures in December and January allowed for optimal ripening conditions leading into harvest. The mild weather persisted into February providing a long even ripening period – perfect for retaining the natural acidity and fresh, aromatic flavours which are so important for this wine style.
Muscat grapes for this wine are sourced from a number of vineyards in the warm inland regions of South Australia. Healthy canopies are promoted to provide adequate cover in order to retain fruit aromatics and freshness.
Fruit is harvested in the cool of the evening and the juice handled reductively in order to preserve fruit freshness and aromatics. Cool fermentation with aromatic yeast strains retains the lovely varietal flavours of the Muscat grape. The ferment is stopped early to maintain the perfect balance between natural acid and grape sugar in the final blend.
Region: South Eastern Australia
Total acid: 7.3%
Winemaker: Teresa Heuzenroeder
Residual sugar: 57