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Chambers Rosewood Rutherglen Muscat 2021

14.5% abv

Vol- 37.5cl

Harvest of the grapes for this wine commences once the fruit reaches a ripeness of 16 baumé. At this stage the grapes will have some variation throughout the bunches, with some being plump, while others showing signs of grape shrivel. Once a parcel of grape is harvested, it is destemmed and the must placed into a closed stainless steel fermentation tank. The amount of fermentation is dependent upon the final baumé level of the parcel, and it occurs around 24 hours after harvest and a soak on skins. Once fermentation has commenced and the sugar level has fallen to between 14 and 15 baumé the grapes are pressed with the fermenting juice and fortified with neutral grape wine spirit (95.8 to 96.2%). The resultant wine is then settled in stainless steel tanks and then racked into old oak casks, which range in size between 220 to 5500 litres. The wines are kept as single vintage and vineyard parcels until blending.

The Rutherglen Muscat is typically tawny red in colour with aromas of rose petals, raisins and dried fruit. These characters carry through to the palate, balanced with fresh acidity. The wine is unctuous and rich yet zesty and balanced.

£15.50inclusive of Duty and VAT

Limited stock, only 6 remaining

As the sixth generation of the Chambers family to make wine at the Rosewood winery, Stephen took over the winemaking in 2001. This venerable winery, started in 1858 by William Chambers, is one of the most fabled in Rutherglen. A charming, north-eastern Victorian town, the sort of place that time forgot, Rutherglen still speaks of the gold rush that led to its foundation, and the development of the wine industry in the 1850s.
The family makes distinctive yet classical wines from its 50 hectares of vineyard. The Rutherglen Muscats are made from the darker-skinned Muscat à Petits Grains Rouge variety (a mutation of Muscat à Petits Grains Blanc). Winemaking has been subtly changed in recent years in order to make fresher, cleaner wines. Fermentation is done by vineyard plot in closed stainless steel tanks to preserve the grapes’ perfumes. It is then stopped when the must reaches between 14.5 and 15.5 Baumé (potential alcohol) by adding neutral grape spirit. Upon settling, the wine is racked and placed into old oak casks (from 10 to 100 years old, and from 225 litres all the way up to 5,000 litres in size) until required for blending. The average age of the Rutherglen Muscat blend is four years and this has increased in the last couple of years as new vineyards have come into production. In exceptional vintages, grapes from Chambers Rosewood’s low-yielding centenarian vines are used for the Old Vine Muscat, which is made using a separate, special solera.

Reference #:
14.5 ABV
Bottles per Case
12 bottles
Red Muscadelle

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Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.
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A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.

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