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Muse Extra Brut 2009

Drinking Guide


Drink 2014-2033.



Our Muse Extra Brut is a light, dry aperitif that offers a beautiful mousse after four years on lees. It matches brilliantly with food or can be cellared for a special occasion. Shy at release, the nose is composed of toffee apples, honey, toasted brioche, berries, and the ocean breeze. Our sparkling is a trinity at work; the Chardonnay, Pinot noir and developed yeast character deliver complex flavours, a light palate, creamy mousse, chalky tannins and outstanding length. Its bold acidity and citrus flavours match with fresh seafood or cold smoked salmon when young.

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Technical Details

An aperitif style with 4 years on lees this wine has both finesse and elegance. This is quite a structural wine in that the dosage has been kept to a minimum in order to balance acidity with chalky astringency with a mid-palate creaminess. In youth, you’ll find the wine has remained surprisingly fresh with alluring subtlety and complexity; pear and apple combine with integrated baked bread and biscuit. As the wine matures the colour will develop gradually and flavours will lengthen and develop into more toasty aromas along with vanilla, nut and stone fruit flavours. The fruit was sourced from the Moorilla owned and operated St. Matthias vineyard, north-east facing on the West Bank of the Tamar River and from a contract vigneron who has been growing sparkling fruit for us in Winkleigh for many years. This site is a cooler and higher altitude site a few kilometres inland from the Tamar River. Both are typically low yielding sites. The fruit was handpicked when flavour and acid profiles were considered optimal. Note that the cool 2009 season resulted in a harvest 17 days later than 2008.

With four year on lees, plus faultless fruit and considered wine making, there is complexity aplenty., April 20, 2015