Luscious and intense, this gloriously indulgent dessert wine is made from Muscat
grapes that are picked late for sweetness and aged in barrels for up to 10 years.
WINEMAKING / VITICULTURE
Made predominantly from the brown, red and black sports of
the Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains grape. Briefly fermented on
skins to soften and release the flavours from the shrivelled
and partially raisined berries. After draining and pressing, the
fermentation is arrested by fortification with neutral grape
spirit to retain the varietal flavours and
liqueur sweetness in the wine.
The vintage wines are then put into small oak barrels to
mature, producing complex wines with raisin and fruitcake
flavours. After many years of maturation, a selection of older
and younger wines are judiciously blended to produce a
complex and balanced wine displaying fruit and aged
characters. The base blend, from which the Antique Muscat is
bottled, is regularly re-blended to perpetuate the consistency
and complexity of this classic style from year to year.
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