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Muse Sauvignon 2009

Drinking Guide

 

Drink 2011-2018

This truly Tasmanian wine is one of natural finesse. It has been made to sit in-between a typical Sauvignon blanc and a Fumé blanc. Funky, approachable, complex and elegant, it is simply called Sauvignon. Harvested three times, the lime, floral, lemongrass, passionfruit and herbaceous aromas and flavours are balanced and restrained. They are complimented by restrained wild yeast, fine tannins, steely minerality, a touch of vanilla bean and beautiful natural acidity. Great for enjoying immediately or cellaring, it matches well with food.

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Technical Details

As with the 2008 release, this wine was made to sit somewhere in-between a typical Sauvignon blanc and a Fumé blanc. Much effort was placed into making a wine that was interesting, funky and complex while remaining approachable. The wine is a blend of numerous batches of stainless steel fermented and wild barrel fermented wines that achieves what we set out to do, hence why it is simply called Sauvignon. Improving on the 2008 release, this wine shows an increase in the use of barrel fermentation. This was done to provide more complexity and more palate influence. All fruit used in this wine was sourced from Moorilla owned St Matthias vineyard (West Bank, Tamar River) and the adjacent Moorilla managed Martins block. Both parcels this year cropped at an average yield despite the difficult season. The fruit picked at different levels of ripeness to give a range in aromas and flavours between the various clones of our top block.