McWilliam's Hanwood Classic Muscat NV (6 x 750mL), SE AUS.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $10.99

$9.99 per Bottle
$59.94 per pack

Overview

This supple, sweet wine appeals to non-fortified wine drinkers because of its fresh fruit flavours. It is a lovely rich red/amber in colour. Floral rose petal notes and fruit characters are obvious on the nose. The palate offers smooth and rich Frontignac characters and concentrated raisins, showing considerable lusciousness from both retained sweetness and fruit intensity.

Region:
AUS - Multi-regional
State:
Multi-regional
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

This aged multi-vineyard Muscat is made from Red Frontignac and blended to an average age of five years. The fruit, picked extremely ripe to maintain the sweetness of the style, is sourced entirely from McWilliam’s vineyards in the Riverina wine region in New South Wales.

The fruit is harvested at a minimum 14° baumé, crushed into open fermenters, and then partially fermented on skins for between seven and ten days to extract maximum colour and flavour. Fermentation is arrested at the desired sweetness by the gradual addition of a high quality neutral spirit, which is also made at McWilliam’s Hanwood winery, near Griffith in New South Wales. This gradual fortification of around two per cent alcohol per addition helps control fermentation and ensures seamless wine and fortification integration.

To control the development of aged rancio characters – and to keep the flavours fresh and balanced – this Muscat was matured in larger oak barrels than those used for our tawny ports. These barrels are more than ten years old. This allows the wine to slowly develop complexity without obvious oak flavours and characters. The final blend is then cold stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.

This supple, sweet wine appeals to non-fortified wine drinkers because of its fresh fruit flavours. It is a lovely rich red/amber in colour. Floral rose petal notes and fruit characters are obvious on the nose. The palate offers smooth and rich Frontignac characters and concentrated raisins, showing considerable lusciousness from both retained sweetness and fruit intensity.

Vintage
non-vintage
Region
AUS - Multi-regional
Grape Style
Fortified Wine
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

Set in the midst of the unique Australian landscape is the McWilliam's Hanwood Estate Winery. Established in 1917, the winery stands today as a pillar of winemaking excellence dedicated to creating the very best wines.

In March 2008, following two years of significant investment and expansion, the new McWilliam's Hanwood Estate Winery was opened.

The multi-million dollar development project saw the creation of a new small winemaking facility, created to handle small, premium parcels, with state-of-the-art equipment as well as new laboratory and winemaking areas, and a brand new office. The expansion allows greater flexibility and opportunities for wine style development and innovation in the region and an ongoing commitment to the Riverina area since its winemaking potential was first discovered by John James McWilliam in 1913, when he established the first winery in the region - McWilliam’s Hanwood Estate.

View McWilliam's Hanwood Estate website

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