The Muscat a Petit Grains grapes for this Moscato were harvested at 12.4° Baumé on the 15th March 2016. The grapes are grown at an elevation of greater than 900 metres on the slopes of Mount Canobolas in Orange.
The 2016 growing season was a little warmer and somewhat dryer than the long term average in the NSW Central Ranges. The season began warm and dry in the Spring with much needed rain and milder temperatures experienced from November to January. It was the earliest harvest and shortest vintage from first to last harvested grapes in Logan’s 20 years. These conditions produced richly flavoured grapes with good texture and varietal characters. The vines have been trained on a VSP trellis system.
After picking and crushing the grapes in the cool of the night, the juice was clarified by floatation with nitrogen. Fermentation was in stainless steel and at roughly half way through potential ferment the fermentation was stopped by rapid cooling. Malo-lactic fermentation was inhibited and the wine was disturbed as little as possible to retain CO2 produced during fermentation. The wine was filtered before bottling.
The 2016 Moscato is white gold in colour. It has a fresh aroma of fruit salad and flowers. The semi-sweet palate has an uplifting frizzante with flavours of rambutan, pear and ginger and a clean finish.
Analysis Alcohol 6.5%
Titratible acidity 5.7 g/L
Residual sugar 90 g/L