• Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen

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2019 Pfeiffer Moscato

A highly perfumed wine with a light spritz. Moscato is a wine to be enjoyed for all occasions.
Normal Price: $15.00
Wine Club Price: $13.50
Description
Availability NEW VINTAGE RELEASE

Grapes White Frontignac 70% and Gewürztraminer 30%

Vintage 2019

Seal A screw cap has been used on our 2018 Moscato to maximise it's flavour and freshness, and to eliminate the chances of cork taint.

Reviews Watch this space

Awards Number #1 Selling Wine, Winnipeg Wine Show 2013/2014

Fruit Sourcing Victoria

Harvest Date February 2019

Vintage Like most of south eastern Australia, Rutherglen experienced dry conditions in winter and spring of 2018. Our annual rainfall for 2018 was well below the average 565mm, with only 316mm falling for the year. With such low rainfall, we were forced to commence irrigation in late September to try to build canopy strength. Irrigation continued throughout the rest of the year, constantly throughout the summer and also during the harvest.

We experienced one of our hottest summers on record, with several weeks of temperatures above 40C in January. These exceptionally hot and dry conditions resulted in low yields, particularly in Chardonnay for the whites (which was around 40% down), in Shiraz for the reds (which was around 50%) and in our Muscat and Topaques (which were around 50% down). Overall our yields were 25-30% lower than forecasted.

Vintage commenced on the 21st February, with Pinot Grigio, Frontignac and Shiraz all being harvested on the first day. We experienced yet another compressed vintage, with 90% of our intake being harvested in 5 weeks and the remaining 10% of our intake being harvested in the subsequent 4 weeks. This of course put a lot of pressure on fermenter space, refrigeration and our staff, with such an intense period in the vintage.

Fruit quality is good, with the white varieties showing strong varietal characters and surprisingly good acidity given the hot weather. Our red wines have exceptional deep and dark purple colours, with ripe, generous and concentrated flavours, very much reflective of the vintage. Our fortified wines have performed strongly as well, with our Portuguese varieties for our port styles being particularly good and our Muscat and Topaque wines having great lusciousness and depth of flavour.

Winemaker Comments A blend of three parcels of fruit, each from different regions within Victoria. Each parcel was machine harvested in the cool of the early morning, then crushed immediately into the press. Each juice parcel was cold settled and clarified prior to fermentation. Fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks for approximately 14 days at temperatures of approximately 13º Celsius.

The wine was blended, fined and clarified prior to bottling in early May 2019 to lock in fruitfulness and freshness.

Our 2019 Pfeiffer Moscato is a light, refreshing and deliciously aromatic wine. The palate is fresh and vibrant, with seductive tropical flavours, delicate sweetness and a light spritz. A wine to be enjoyed for all occasions.

Partners Very versatile – can be enjoyed with both savoury and sweet dishes.  Our Moscato makes a great aperitif, served alongside an antipasto or crudité platter.  Try it with a Vindaloo curry, to see how the fruity flavours in the wine quell the heat of the spices.  Or as an accompaniment to dessert, try our Moscato with grilled peaches and a high quality vanilla icecream.

Cellar Enjoy now.

Yeast QA23 – A yeast that heightens aromatics.

Allergens Preservative (220) Added

Technical Details Res. Sugar 94.4 g/L             
pH 3.22         
TA 6.06 g/L        
Dissolved CO2 6.06 g/L
Alcohol 6.6 % v/v