JO’S WINEMAKING / VITICULTURE Fruit for the McPherson Moscato was harvested from a select vineyard within the Swan Hill region of Victoria during late February 2017. The fruit was crushed, pressed and cold settled before being inoculated. The juice was also fined prior to inoculation to ensure that the final wine is smooth and easy to drink. The fermentation was conducted at very cool temperatures ranging between 8-10°C, with the fermentation period taking 10 days. To make certain sugar / alcohol balance was perfect, the ferment was measured daily for sugar and alcohol levels. The final wine was then fined, cold stabilised and filtered within a week to ensure the retention of the spritz and to keep the wine as fresh and fruity as possible.
JO’S HARVEST NOTES Another season has come and gone and we are once again astounded by the joys and challenges that Mother Nature continually throws our way! 2018 is a very good year for quality, the season was warm and dry and we were kept on our toes as once we started picking everything ripened up pretty quickly. Intense flavours came in late this year - holding off picking to allow maximum flavour means alcohol in the grapes will also marginally rise - so resulting alcohols will be a little higher than we saw in 2017. The whites are all fruit forward, with lovely fresh acidity whilst the reds have excellent colour and flavour to match. This vintage is a beauty and subsequently we have made some cracking wines in 2018. JO’S WINE DESCRIPTION Our Moscato is named in honour of Aimee’s Garden. With lifted floral aromas and flavours of strawberries, rose petals and a hint of musk, this wine has a fine spritz, an uplifting finish and is best enjoyed chilled.
JO’S FOOD RECOMMENDATIONS Easy drinking with low alcohol and a slight spritz on the palate, our 2017 Moscato is perfect for a Sunday afternoon tipple. Served chilled with lime and mint at a garden party, or it partners beautifully with a spicy Asian curry or Thai salad.
VINTAGE INFORMATION Region Victoria Varietal 100% Muscat Alcohol 5.5% Best Consumed 2018 - 2021