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STANTON & KILLEEN RUTHERGLEN TOPAQUE

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STANTON & KILLEEN RUTHERGLEN TOPAQUECork

Sweet and with a gorgeous texture, this is a lovely aperitif or desert wine.

Victoria, Australia
Non Vintage
17.5% ABV.
100% Muscadelle
37.5cl

£13.95

Price includes VAT

Tasting notes:

White gold in colour with aromas of quince jelly, cumquats and dried fruit. The palate has notes of zesty lemon peel and butter menthol which combine to reveal a very silky mouthfeel and long finish.

About the wine:

Muscadelle grapes are picked at optimum ripeness, with high levels of natural grape sugar and the flavours that come from extended ripening. Once picked, they are crushed and kept on skins until fermentation commences, at which point they are quickly pressed and fortifed with grape spirit.

This early fortifiation preserves the high natural sugars while the short fermentation releases additional flavour from the skins. Once fortified, the wine is stored in large oak casks for three to four years before blending.

The wines of the Rutherglen range are chosen to exhibit bright fruit and do not undergo further barrel ageing before bottling.

About the producer:

Stanton & Killeen like to say they're 141 years young. The best 30 acres from their fertile farmlands have been selected for the cultivation of over 16 varieties, including some rare and unusual Portuguese grapes. S&K is internationally recognised for luscious fortifieds and rich reds, with winemaking knowledge passed down over seven generations.

Food match:

Poached pears with toffee and walnut ice cream.

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