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Shinas Estate

2020

‘Sweet Justice’

Moscato   |   Southeast Australia - Australia

About

The honorable Judge Shinas dipped his toes in the water at the height of the Moscato boom just after the first decade of the 2000s came to an end. While many of his peers have fallen by the wayside, Judge Shinas has kept on keeping on.

The grapes were harvested and fermented immediately with a long, cool ferment to preserve the alluring aromas and flavors of the Muscat. When the fermentation has around 70 g/L of residual sugar remaining the ferment is halted by dropping the temperature and lightly sulfuring the wine. This also preserves the lightly petillant texture and Judge Shinas wanted to make it a touch more effervescent, so he added a little additional carbon dioxide to reach a style between ‘frizzante’ and ‘spumante.’

Stats

  • Grapes: 100% Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains
  • Vineyard: A single site in Murray Darling
  • Vine Age: 18-years-old
  • Soil Type: Heavy river loam over brown clay
  • Viticulture: Conventional
  • Fermentation: Inoculated – stainless-steel
  • Skin Contact: None
  • Aging: 4 months in stainless steel
  • Total Production: 1,000 cases

Tasting Note

This is an authentic Italian-styled Moscato offering loads of tropical fruit, some residual sugar, but crisp acidity, and a light, ethereal personality. A wonderful aperitif wine. This new addition to the Shinas Estate Boutique wine collection is sweet, low in Alcohol and is perfect for any occasion. How sweet it is!