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Muse Riesling 2010

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Drink 2012-2028

In 2012, we celebrate 50 years of making Riesling at Moorilla. Moorilla is an indigenous word that translates as a rocky place by the water. Riesling originated in the Rhine region of Germany and is considered the great white wine of the world. It has an amazing ability to age and communicate its rocky terroir. In the Rhine, Mosel and Nahe valleys, it has been grown on step sites embedded in rock, schist and shale. These rocks give their wines a mineral character that develops when cellared. Our vines grow on sandstone and volcanic rock and our dry wine is made in a classical tradition; hand-picked at the height of floral flavours, the texture is derived from extended skin and lees contact. Its brilliant natural acidity, minerality and silky texture act as a counterpart to a bouquet of new white blossoms, crisp green apples and fresh citrus. It will cellar well.

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Technical Details

As with the previous releases, this wine was made through the blending of our separately fermented blocks. This creates a distinctively complex and subtle wine that fits well in the Muse range. This wine shows mineral and flinty characters balanced by citrus and floral undertones. It has been modelled around a European style and while drinkable in its youth it will benefit from bottle maturation. The fruit was sourced from both Moorilla owned and operated vineyards: St Matthias vineyard (West Bank, Tamar River) and the Moorilla Estate vineyard (West Bank, Derwent River). Both of these sites are of average yield with different clones and vine age. The fruit was left on the vine until flavour profiles showed an increase in perfume and floral characters before it was hand-picked. Despite a difficult season which saw high botrytis pressure due to late season rain, fruit quality remained very good but necessitated hand sorting at the winery.