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

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2022 Pfeiffer Moscato

A highly perfumed wine with a light spritz. Moscato is a wine to be enjoyed for all occasions.
Normal Price: $16.00
Wine Club Price: $14.40
Description
Availability NEW VINTAGE RELEASE

Grapes White Frontignac 91%
Gewurztraminer 9%

Vintage 2022

Seal A screw cap has been used on our 2022 Moscato to maximise it's flavour and freshness, and to eliminate the chances of cork taint.

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Fruit Sourcing Victoria

Harvest Date February 2022

Vintage The 2022 growing season provided plenty of viticultural challenges, with above average rainfall figures experienced throughout the Spring and Summer.  Flowering was very disjointed, with cold, windy and wet weather experienced throughout the very long three week flowering period, which created uneven fruit development, disease pressure, and which ultimately led to lower yields and some uneven ripening.

Summer was mild and will be remembered for two major rainfall events in January – of 70mm and 121mm here at the winery – leaving Rutherglen with its wettest January in recorded history.

These two rainfall events put a high level of disease pressure across all varieties, leading us to fruit thin and leaf pluck most of our blocks to improve air-flow and reduce the risk of moulds developing.

February and March were dotted with a couple of rain events, leaving certain varieties close to harvest susceptible to fruit breakdown. The timing of picking was critical to the overall wine quality.

Overall, the season was around 3 weeks later than usual, with the vintage starting on 23rd February with Alpine Valleys Pinot Grigio. The majority of the fruit was harvested in the second half of March and April, with the last fruit harvested on 27th April, again picking before the next rain event.

Quality is high in our white varieties, showing great flavour and plenty of natural acidity, ensuring good longevity in the bottle. The red varieties are reflective of the cooler season, showing more elegance of style, with some highlights across Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in particular.

Our viticultural efforts with our fortified varieties paid off, and despite such a challenging year in the vineyard, we have excellent quality in our Muscats, Topaque and port style wines, with our Portuguese varieties shining through with delicious flavours.

Winemaker Comments A blend of 3 different parcels of wine, each vineyard was picked separately in the cool of the early morning and immediately processed to remove the juice from the skins and preserve the fresh aromatics. The juice was clarified prior to fermentation, then fermented in stainless steel tanks for around 7-9 days at temperatures of approximately 12° - 13° Celsius. When the ferment was at the halfway point, the fermentation was stopped through cooling and filtration, leaving the natural sugars in the wine and a lower alcohol content. 

The wine was fined and clarified prior to bottling in mid May 2022 to lock in fruitfulness and freshness.

Our 2022 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.

Vegan Friendly Yes

Yeast QA23 – A yeast that heightens aromatics.

Allergens Preservative (220) Added

Technical Details Res. Sugar 96.49 g/L             
pH 3.11         
TA 6.69 g/L        
Dissolved CO2 2.89 g/L
Alcohol 6.7 % v/v