B Vintners De Alexandria Muscat 2018
Muscat d’ Alexandrie originates from ancient Egypt and is one of the oldest genetically unmodified vines still in existence. The early Dutch settlers first brought the vine cuttings to the Cape of Good Hope, in the mid-1600’s. Its origin in Africa has played a very important role in grape growing and wine production in the Cape through the centuries. The extraordinary nose is the starting point for a special experience; lime, litchi and pear are well balanced with a subtle floral perfume. The delicate palate leads you further down a path of new discovery and shows tangerine and a lingering of quince. Fresh acidity caresses the palate and gives length to this unique wine.
Millton Muskats At Dawn 2020
The wine has a soft, semi sweet, full and tingling flavour like fairy dust and white roses, on a moonlit evening. Intensely perfumed and quite exotic like blossoms in spring, this tantalizing wine delights the senses with vibrant tropical fruit leaving a tingle on the tongue and the sweetness of a teenage kiss. Advancing antiquity into the modern era… The most delicious summer wine just to drink and reflect, with friends.
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Mountford Estate Hommage A l’Alsace 2015
Rich with complex stonefruit, fruit salad, manuka honey and minerals that attack your senses upon first glace. Bringing together four noble varieties of Alsace; Gewürztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Gris and Riesling. This enriching medium bodied integration will both excite and invigorate with a beautiful balance of acidity and sweetness.
Vandal Gonzo Militia Blend 2021
Vandal Wines was set up by three unnamed, masked Marlborough winemakers as an escape from the restrictions of their day jobs. The Gonzo Militia is a field blend, picked together on the same day and vinified together. The blend is unusual to say the least 20% Viognier, 20% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Gris, 15% Riesling, 15% Syrah, 5% Chardonnay, 2.5% Tempranillo and 2.5% Muscat, sourced from a single site in Marlborough’s Southern Valleys region. After pressing 50% is macerated on its skins for 24 hours, the whole is fermented in neutral French oak barrels using the natural yeasts and undergoes malolactic fermentation. The wine then spends 6 months on its lees with battonage, lees stirring, before bottling un-fined and un-filtered. The wine has delicate pink hue to its golden colour with a slight haze due to the lack of fining and filtration. The flavour is wild with a creamy mouth full of peach, plums with lemony, green apple acidity and nutty notes from the casks. A complex and fascinating break from the norm.
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Vandal Pet Bat 2020
Vandal Wines was set up by three unnamed, masked Marlborough winemakers as an escape from the restrictions of their day jobs. Hand harvested Muscat 50% and Chardonnay 50%. Fruit was sourced from a 30 year old single vineyard in the Southern Valleys of Marlborough. Grapes were gently pressed and co-fermented ‘wild’ in seasoned French barriques at ambient temperatures with high solids. At 10 g/l residual the wine was bottled to capture natural effervescence. Harmless yeast sediment remain.