“Muse is wine of the old world made in the new—a Tasmanian expression of classic European winemaking. These wines exude texture, integration and complexity. Savour their fine balance and finesse with delicate food. They’re great in their youth, and excellent with bottle maturity.”
We were very lucky enough to sip on this beauty recently from Moorilla Winery in Tasmania (we actually visited the cellar door at Mona in Hobart on our trip to visit the wineries of Tasmania this year). This 2013 ‘Muse’ Extra Brut Sparkling spends 4 years on lees. It has been made in an über fresh and acidity driven style that will only improve with time in the cellar.
It received 94 points from James Halliday and 92 points from Huon Hooke.
My wine socks (see below) weren’t the only things we bought at Puddleduck Vineyard in the Coal River Valley in Tasmania – we were also quite partial to their 2018 Riesling for $30.
We visited the cellar door on Easter Sunday and it’s safe to say it’s a hot spot for locals and visitors – it was simply bustling. As the tasting counter was full to the brim, we got to door our tasting at a table which made it nice and relaxed in amongst all the hustle and bustle.
Some fun facts about the family owned and operated Puddleduck:????
They have an energy neutral winery
Reverse BYO is their unique concept where you’re invited to bring your own food & buy beverages from them
They have one of the best collections of fun wine accessories I’ve seen, hence the wine socks!
Now, what is their dry Riesling like..?
Here are my notes:
Pale lemon-lime color on the eye. The nose is full of lime, feijoa, green apple, and minerality. While in the mouth it’s everything you want on a Riesling – fresh, crisp and refreshing. It went wonderfully with our dips & cheeses after a long hard day of wine tasting.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!