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Muse Gewurztraminer 2008

Drinking Guide


Drink 2010-2026

This wine has been modelled around a European style and while drinkable in its youth it will benefit from bottle maturation. It’s fermented dry whilst perfumed floral aromas are complimented by steely minerals and a robust structure. It shows intense spice aromas with rosewater, lavender and lychees in the background. The dry palate shows varietal, nut and mineral flavours, a textural balance between wine and alcohol with natural acid levels. It will match well with rillettes, terrines, pate and slow cooked pork belly. Great for enjoying immediately or cellaring, it matches well with food.

Winemakers Comments
Vintage Description
Technical Details

My thoughts on this wine were to attempt to make as traditional a wine as possible. I have always enjoyed this variety and I would consider it one of the most difficult white wines to make as so much depends upon fruit quality. The hot conditions experienced this vintage complicated this, as fruit sugar ripeness was achieved very quickly, yet as we saw with other varieties flavour ripeness took longer to achieve. Winemaking direction was therefore to try to texturally balance the wine and alcohol and emphasis was placed not on making a tropical fruit driven wine, but a spicy and aromatically intense wine. 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) along with a small proportion from our only contract vigneron, Stringy Bark in Winkleigh. Both Moorilla parcels have shown to be low-yielding. The fruit was left on the vine until flavour profiles showed an increase in perfume and floral characters before it was hand-picked.