This fine non vintage Muscat is made from white Frontignac or Muscat blanc a petit grains. Through the growing season, the fruit is allowed to hang for several weeks until it dehydrates to a point where the flavours are rich and complex, balanced by good acidity.
From grapes grown in Watervale, this is a handpicked Riesling made from the free-run juice. Exotic aromatics with pristine, limey fruit and a fine acid backbone.
2009 LILY'S GARDEN
Colour Beautiful black, deep magenta hues
AromaComing from a very good year, upon release this wine is very restrained and elegant. Spicy red fruits, subtle char and pepper with underlying charcuterie, grilled meats and sof mocha and vanillin.
PalateA burst of juicy red fruits on the early palate that remains throughout. As the fruit builds, the mocha notes become more prevalent and finally the firm but fine tannins kick in and hold the palate together, balanced with subtle vanillin oak.
Crushed into and fermented in 5 and 10 tonne open top fermenters with regular pump overs, 3 times daily during peak fermentation to extract colour, flavour and tannin. Following an average of 12 days of maceration, the dry free run was drained to tank and the skins pressed to the same tank. After 24 hours the wine was racked to barrel where malolactic fermentation took place. Minimal fining and unfiltered.
10 to 12 years
18 months in 20% new American oak hogsheads, the balance in seasoned 1, 2 and 3 years old American oak
2009 Lily's Garden Tasting Note
Price per bottle: $ 60
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