|The Pfeiffer Grand Rutherglen Muscat displays remarkable intensity, depth and concentration of flavour.|
Brown Rutherglen Muscat grapes
NV - Average Age 23 years old
Limited to ONE bottle per customer
James Halliday Wine Companion 2014 Edition
James Halliday Wine Companion 2013 Edition
“Deep brown grading to olive on the rim; exceptionally viscous for the Grand category, with layers of raisined fruit, dried fruits, Christmas cake and coffee; the rancio cuts in quite early, thus preventing any suggestion of cloying sweetness, the back-palate and finish drawing out so effortlessly that there is no alcohol hit or full-on sweetness.”
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2010, 2011, 2012 Editions
"Deep colour, with toffee, raisins, grilled nuts and lip-smacking floral fruit; the palate is rich yet lithe, also focused with a seamless and effortless grace; there is a great freshness to the beautiful old material held within."
TROPHY: Best in Show Riverland Wine Show 2009
TROPHY: Best Fortified Riverland Wine Show 2009
TOP GOLD: Ballarat Wine Show 2010
GOLD: Ballarat Wine Show 2013
GOLD: Cowra Wine Show 2013
GOLD: Ballarat Wine Show 2012
GOLD: Ballarat Wine Show 2011
GOLD: Riverland Wine Show 2009
GOLD: Victorian Wines Show 2009
SILVER: Victorian Wines Show 2013
SILVER: Australian Small Winemakers Show 2013
SILVER: Riverland Wine Show 2013
SILVER: Cowra Wine Show 2012
SILVER: Riverland Wine Show 2011
SILVER: Australian Small Winemakers Show 2009
BRONZE: Riverina Wines Show 2013
BRONZE: Victorian Wines Show 2012
BRONZE: Riverland Wine Show 2012
BRONZE: Victorian Wines Show 2011
BRONZE: Riverland Wine Show 2010
BRONZE: Hot Climate Wine Show 2009
Muscat grapes are typically harvested between 18-20º Baumé, with some raisining occurring of the grapes. The grapes are crushed into static fermenters, where they are given a cold maceration for 3 days. Fermentation is started on skins (only 1-2%v/v), before the grapes are pressed into stainless steel tanks for fortification using a neutral grape spirit, leaving a sweet wine of around 17.5% v/v.
After fortification, the Muscat wines are clarified, then transferred into barrels and casks of different volumes for several years (anything between three and thirty). Most batches are kept separate, however some batches are blended for the maturation process. It is this maturation process that concentrates the wines and produces the rich, complex flavours of which Rutherglen Muscats are renowned. Our Pfeiffer Grand Rutherglen Muscat is blended from some of our oldest and most valued parcels to give an intense and powerful wine, of great complexity.
The Pfeiffer Grand Rutherglen Muscat is dark brown in colour, with some olive green hues. This wine has an enticing nose of floral Muscat fruit, sitting harmoniously with flavours of coffee and dark chocolate. The palate shows great depth and intensity, with powerful Muscat mid palate fruit, lovely aged character and wonderful length.
Tarago River Gippsland Blue Dates
Ready for immediate consumption.
Preservative (220) Added.
Res Sugar 297.0 g/L
TA 5.70 g/L
Alcohol 17.5% v/v
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