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Muse Gewurztraminer 2010

Drinking Guide

 

Drink 2012-2025

From a vintage noted for natural balance this wine has been modelled around a European style and while drinkable in its youth it will benefit from bottle maturation. Intensely fragrant musk, rosewater and lychee aromas are complemented by lemon notes. The texture, derived from skin and yeast contact, offers finesse rather than richness and roundness and balances natural acid levels. Rose petals and spice build again on the finish. Match with rustic charcuterie and enjoy further complexity and softness with cellaring.

Winemakers Comments
Vintage Description
Technical Details

As with the 2008 release, I wanted to make a very dry wine that would highlight spice and texture rather than fruit while remaining very delicate. The wine was made through the blending of two vineyard blocks. As we make very little of this wine (both blocks are incredibly low yielding) it is necessary to combine the fruit in order to press the juice. Our 2009 vintage wasn’t released. I’m very happy to have the 2010 out as the wine is a personal favourite. Delicate rose and perfume aromas along with a spicy and fattier palate make this a very intriguing and beguiling 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). 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.