Angove Nine Vines Moscato
The grapes for this wine were sourced from the meticulously attended Angove family vineyards and other premium Riverland growers. Soils are predominantly red sandy loam over limestone, on gently undulating east west ridges.
Vintage was moderate and early season rains in spring lead to minimal requirement for irrigation with exceptional crops being set and substantial leaf cover which would be required to ripen the fruit to perfection. This year has been great for aromatic varietal expression, especially with the fruit dominant varieties such as Moscato.
The harvest period was longer than usual resulting in a relatively late harvest starting in March.
Harvested during the cool light of dawn to ensure no loss of flavor intensity, the fruit was then transported to the winery and pressed using modern membrane tank presses. After settling the cold clear juice was carefully racked and inoculated with selected yeasts. Slow, controlled fermentation was followed by minimal handling filtration and bottling at the Angove Estate
Crystal clear with a pale green hue. Aromas of lifted spring wild flowers and musk on the nose. The palate is refreshingly sweet and voluptuous, inviting your tastebuds to flavors of lemon and apricot and lead into a well balanced finish. This versatile Moscato equally at home as a palate cleanser or with a dessert to finish a fantastic meal
Angove Nine Vines Moscato Notes To Your Senses:
- TASTE: Crisp and refreshingly sweet with flavors of lemon and apricot, and a well balanced acidity
- AROMA: Spring wild flowers
- APPEARANCE: Crystal clear with a pale green hue
- ABV: 8%
- PAIRING: Spicy and Asian inspired dishes
White wine is made without the skin of the grape and produced through a method called alcohol fermentation. Also, the majority of white wines are lighter and have a crisper, more citrusy flavor compared to red.
It’s best to serve white wine in glasses with a larger bowl so that bold aromas and flavors emerge as they mingle with oxygen in the air. Many wine glass manufacturers have added a hint of green or blue feet to wine glasses as it flatters white wine and helps emphasize the separation between the glass and wine. Traditionally speaking, white wines are served before reds, while younger wines should be served before older vintages.
In addition, due to white wine’s aroma, acidity and ability to soften meat and deglaze cooking juices, white wines are often used in cooking. Sweet wine goes well with sweet and savory dishes to mitigate the heavy sugar and stimulate the fruitiness.
If you’re a sparkling wine lover at mealtime, you’re in luck, it can be taken any time during the meal because of its diversity. By choosing a sparkling wine, it allows the retention of the same wine from the beginning to the end of the meal.
Making it a must have in any household!
California makes about 90% of all American wine, while it has been harvesting grapes since the 18th century. It’s the fourth largest producer in the world due to its abundance of fresh ingredients and diverse soils, it attracts the most renowned chefs and sommeliers from around the world. Although Chardonnay is the most popular wine in the sunny state of California, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, White Zinfandel and Pinot Grigio are a handful of other favorites.
During the prohibition area, Zinfandel was the wine grape that survived! The winemaker community always follows sustainable winegrowing practices and make sure to produce wine that is environmentally friendly. Don’t worry about the California drought every year, the annual rainfall of wine regions north of San Francisco and in southern regions receive adequate, fresh, rainfall.
Master Sommelier Little Known, Big Facts:
- The color of wine depends on the fermentation extracts using skin, like Red wine as compared to white wine, leaving the skin behind
- The oldest bottle of wine dates back to A.D. 325; it was found in Germany inside two Roman sarcophaguses
- The worst place to store wine is usually in the kitchen because it’s typically too warm, in refrigerators, their warmest setting can be too cold
- Richer heavier foods usually pair well with richer, heavier wines; light wines pair with lighter foods
- Generally, a vintage wine is a product of a single year’s harvest, not when the wine is bottled
- A “dumb” wine refers to the lack of odor while a “numb” wine has no odor and no potential of developing a pleasing odor in the feature
- If a server or sommelier hands you a cork, don’t smell it, look for the date or other information ( mold, cracking, or breaks)
- Tannin is a substance that tingles the gums when you indulge your palate with a sip of wine, it’s an excellent antioxidant
- Smell is by far the most important sense when it comes to drinking wine
- Wine was first developed in Mesopotamia, not France
- French wines are labeled following the soil on which they are produced, not according to the grape used
- When chilling wine, adding salt to ice will cool it down faster
You must be 21 or over to purchase this product
Serve chilled or at room temperature