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Pfeiffer Rare Rutherglen Topaque
This wine displays extraordinary qualities that result from blending selected parcels of only the very richest and most complete wines in our cellar. 500ML |
||Limited to ONE bottle per customer
||NV - Average Age 25 years old
||97/100 Halliday Wine Companion 2022
||TROPHY: Cowra Wine Show 2019 - The Barbara Wright Memorial Trophy for the Best Fortified Wine in Show
TROPHY: Best Fortified Wine - Riverland Wine Show 2016
TROPHY: Champion Fortified Wine Of Show - Australian Small Winemakers Show 2014
TROPHY: The Best Wine in Show - Riverland Wine Show 2011
TROPHY: Best Fortified White Wine - Riverland Wine Show 2011
TOP GOLD: Riverland Wine Show 2016
TOP GOLD: Riverina Wine Show 2016
TOP GOLD: Cowra Wine Show 2016
TOP GOLD: Australian Small Winemakers Show 2014
TOP GOLD: Riverland Wine Show 2012
TOP GOLD: Riverland Wine Show 2011
GOLD: Cowra Wine Show 2021
GOLD: Royal Hobart Wine Show 2019
GOLD: Cowra Wine Show 2019
GOLD: Riverina Wine Show 2019
GOLD: Royal Hobart Wine Show 2018
GOLD: Riverina Wine Show 2018
GOLD: Cowra Wine Show 2018
GOLD: Riverina Wine Show 2017
GOLD: Victorian Wines Show 2017
GOLD: Victorian Wines Show 2016
GOLD: Riverland Wine Show 2015
GOLD: Riverina Wine Show 2015
GOLD: Australian Small Winemakers Show 2015
GOLD: Riverland Wine Show 2014
GOLD: Australian Small Winemakers Show 2014
GOLD: Australian Small Winemakers Show 2009
SILVER: Victorian Wines Show 2021
SILVER: Victorian Wines Show 2018
SILVER: Victorian Wines Show 2014
SILVER: Le Concours des Vins du Victoria 2014
SILVER: Riverland Wine Show 2013
SILVER: Victorian Wines Show 2012
SILVER: Victorian Wines Show 2011
BRONZE: Rutherglen Wine Show 2021
BRONZE: Riverland Wine Show 2017
BRONZE: Victorian Wines Show 2015
BRONZE: Riverina Wine Show 2010
BRONZE: Riverland Wine Show 2010
||Muscadelle grapes are always harvested at the end of the season, ensuring high sugar levels for the production of Topaque wines. The grapes are crushed into static fermenters, to undergo a cold soak for up to 3 days. Fermentation is commenced on skins (only about 1%v/v) before the grapes are pressed into stainless steel tanks and fortified using a neutral grape spirit, leaving a sweet wine of around 17.5% v/v.
After fortification, the Topaque wines are clarified, then transferred into barrels and casks of different volumes for several years (anything between three and thirty). Most batches are kept separate, however some batches are blended for the maturation process. It is this maturation process that concentrates the wines and produces the rich, complex flavours. Our Pfeiffer Rare Rutherglen Topaque is blended from our very best parcels, made only in the very best vintages, which are then matured in the best possible barrels. This creates a superb wine of outstanding quality, with great depth and persistence of flavour.
The Pfeiffer Rare Rutherglen Topaque is a remarkable dark brown, black colour with olive green hues. The nose is enticing, with strong coffee and chocolate characters, and excellent freshness. The palate is rich, luscious and complex, with lots of chocolate and malt flavours. It is a refined and stylish wine. Superb!
||Bonnat - Chuao Dark Chocolate
||Ready for immediate consumption.
||Preservative (220) Added.
||Res Sugar 255.6 g/L
TA 6.00 g/L
Alcohol 17.5% v/v