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Innocent Bystander

NV Moscato

$20.00

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The wine that launched a thousand moscato ships. Yeah, someone actually said that. It has also been referred to as angel tears. Naturally sweet, naturally bubbly, naturally delish and just a bit of fun.

Region: Victoria

Alc/Vol: 5.5%

Smells like: Fairy floss, musk, blackcurrant, Turkish delight and mandarin peel

Tastes like: Intense muscat fruit, without relying on the sweetness

Goes with: Fresh summer berries and double cream, crepes with lemon syrup and orange zest, blue cheese with pear. Peace and love, and straws (and brunch)

Description

Wine making:

Crafted with Black and Gordo Muscat grapes, with the black grapes giving us that intense watermelon colour.

100% Victorian fruit
Harvested in the cool of night
Fruit is chilled and crushed with six hours of skin contact to to extract a hint of pink from the Black Muscat
100% stainless steel ferment with aromatic yeast at 12°C
Natural CO2 is achieved by charmat fermentation
Chilled, filtered and immediately bottled at 0°C
Natural carbonation is achieved by fermentation
Drink and enjoy now!

Reviews: 94 points – Huon Hooke
“Aussie moscato doesn’t come better than this. Bright fuchsia colour with a fine froth of foam; pristine muscat aromatics and intense fruit flavour, which persists and satisfies, and doesn’t rely on sugar. Ageing: Don’t wait.”

89 points – Josh Raynolds
“Bright neon pink. Heady red berry liqueur, tangerine and floral scents are sharpened by a peppery element and a hint of spicecake. Juicy, gently sweet and expansive, offering intense raspberry and cherry compote flavors that are reined in by a hint of tangy acidity. Finishes smooth and broad, with resonating red fruit and floral notes and good cling. This delicious, ridiculously easy-to-drink wine clocks in at 5.5% alcohol, by the way. It would make a great pairing with spicy northern Indian food.”

Ralph Kyte-Powell – Sydney Morning Herald
“Pretty pink and light-hearted, the succulent Innocent Bystander Moscato is only partially fermented to preserve gently foaming bubbles, grapey sweetness and zesty acidity at a very low alcohol level. Perfect with fresh fruit or light pastries, it is sourced from muscat-family grapes grown on the Murray River’s Victorian side. The best place to sip it is at Innocent Bystander’s welcoming Healesville Yarra Valley HQ, where it is on tap, but it is widely distributed in the bottle, and sometimes even cans. It is sheer fun to drink.”

Tony Love – Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph
“One of the first out of the 2014 vintage blocks, this leading pop star is a vibrant mid-pale pinkie, weighs in at 5.5% alcohol and has a bubbly personality from the start with delicate honey and strawberry-like lifts and the same lines in the tasting, yet its sweet heart also has a zesty lime tang to it that sets the mouth buzzing and keeps the wine fresh and more-ish.”

 

Delivery Information

 

Zone (defined by postcode) Fastway AusPost
Melbourne/Yarra Valley $16.00 $12.00
Albury/NE Victoria $12.00 $15.00
Sydney, ACT $12.00 $20.00
NSW, VIC Country $16.00 $22.00
Adelaide, Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast $16.00 $16.00
QLD Country $16.00 $28.00
Tasmania, Perth $25.00 $30.00
SA Country $30.00 $30.00
NT, Country WA $59.00 $36.00

Delivery ETA: 3 to 10 business days pending postcodes