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Muse Chardonnay 2012

Drinking Guide

 

Drink 2015-2027

$46

QTY

This wine explores the tension between elegance and power. The perfume and body are elegant and book-ended by intensity and focus. Outstanding weather in 2012 provided ideal conditions to ripen grapes and retain the vineyard's signature natural acidity. The wine begins with a beautiful bouquet of cedar, vanilla bean, coconut, fresh apples, spice, pastry dough, honey, butterscotch and citrus. The flavours are intense and drive into the gracefully weighted and finely textured palate. It’s silky smooth. The strong natural acidity provides balance, length and a platform for food-matching. It will develop beautifully over the next ten years in the cellar.

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Technical Details

The level of integration and austerity that I think best shows the Tasmanian terroir is again shown in this wine. Taut acidity and tannins give the wine great minerality that’s kept fresh via the lack of malo-lactic fermentation. The result is an expression of fruit and wild fermentation characters with a solid backbone. This wine will drink very well in its youth but will also soften and improve with maturation. Look for integrated oak and the chalky minerality balanced between fruit weight, acidity and roundness from battonage. Fruit was sourced from the Moorilla owned and operated St. Matthias vineyard which is north-east facing on the West Bank of the Tamar River. A percentage was also from Stringy Bark vineyard, a small vineyard we have traditionally used for sparkling base fruit. This is in Winkleigh, a higher and much cooler site. Picking was again organised around a desire to achieve a range of ripeness and flavour profiles in the finished wine.