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Princess Butterfly Moscato 2016


Region: Victoria
Varietal: 90% Muscat, 10% Traminer
Alcohol: 7%
Best Consumed: 2017 - 2020
Sugar: 70g/L



The 2016 Moscato is rose pink in colour with a light spritz to add a tingle on the finish. Aromas of rose petals, musk and floral's dominate the bouquet, whilst the palate bewilders with lovely thick sweetness and a crisp acid finish. This wine is perfectly balanced with lovely length and simple fruit flavours. This wine is best consumed in its youth.

Viticulturist Notes

The fermentation was conducted at very cool temperatures ranging between 8-10C, 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!!

Food Recommendations:

A delicious wine to drink chilled by itself, or served with spicy Asian curry or Thai salad.