Pfeiffer Wines, Rutherglen

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Pfeiffer Rutherglen Muscat

Aromas of rich, raisined fruit greet the nose. The palate is one of luscious fruit, with a lovely long finish.
Normal Price: $19.90
Wine Club Price: $17.91
Grapes Brown Rutherglen Muscat

Vintage NV - Average Age 5 years old

Seal Screw Cap

Reviews Jane Faulkner, The Age Life & Style - The Good Life Food & Wine, 31st August 2013
"Fortifieds are still the jewel in the Australian wine crown because their complexity and deliciousness are second to none and they are ridiculously low in price. This Pfeiffer Muscat is a fresher style with an average age of about five years. It's bright amber in colour with just a tinge of orange. It has a heady aroma of muscat fruit plus raisins, fruitcake, burnt toffee and zest. While rich and luscious, it doesn't appear overly sweet. If you want a special gift, check out the older Muscats such as those labelled Rare or Grand."

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2013 Edition
“A rich and luscious style with abundant raisin, burnt toffee and Christmas pudding flavours, the finish lifted by a cut of rancio.”

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2012 Edition
"Some development showing as the red hues start changing to tawny/orange; raisin fruit is in abundance. Many things can be done with a wine such as this."

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2010 Edition
“Strong varietal characters of raisins; sweet and luscious, although not especially complex.”

Awards FINALIST: George Mackey Trophy – AWBC Exports
PLATINUM TROPHY: Nova Scotia Port of Wines Festival 2006
GOLD: Australian Small Winemakers Show 2013
GOLD: Riverina Wine Show 2012
SILVER: Victorian Wines Show 2013
SILVER: Riverland Wine Show 2013
SILVER: Cowra Wine Show 2013
SILVER: Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2013
SILVER: Victorian Wines Show 2012
SILVER: Riverland Wine Show 2012
SILVER: Cowra Wine Show 2012
SILVER: Victorian Wines Show 2011
SILVER: Victorian Wines Show 2010
SILVER: Ballarat Wine Show 2010
SILVER: Riverland Wine Show 2008
BRONZE: Ballarat Wine Show 2013
BRONZE: Riverina Wine Show 2013
BRONZE: Riverland Wine Show 2011
BRONZE: Cowra Wine Show 2011
BRONZE: Ballarat Wine Show 2011
BRONZE: Hot Climate Wine Show 2010
BRONZE: Brisbane Fine Wine Festival 2009
BRONZE: Riverland Wine Show 2009

Winemakers Comments Each year Muscat grapes are havested at high sugar levels.  This wine is then transferred into barrels and casks of different volumes (generally for anything between 2 and 5 years for this Rutherglen classification).  These parcels are then blended to produce youthful, fresh wines some some complexity and concentrated flavours.

The Pfeiffer Rutherglen Muscat is a fine example of this classifiction and displays floral and raisin fruit and a rich, luscious palate.

Partners Jennies Raisin and Muscat Tarts
Mollies Muscat Poached Fruits
Victoria's Chocolate Whiskey Cake

Cellar Enjoy this young Muscat now.

Preservative (220) Added.

Technical Details Res Sugar 199.6 g/L
pH 3.72
TA 4.70 g/L
Alcohol 18.0% v/v