“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.
After visiting Tasmania in April (check out my Tasmania Wineries blog post) it’s safe to say we have definitely become #TassieWine fans! Both Mr Spittoon and I were craving a nice Chardonnay on Friday, so we headed to our local Dan Murphy’s to see what we could find. We spotted this Tasmanian Chardonnay for $18 and thought we’d give it a go. Continue reading →
As some of you may know from my adventures on social media, I have recently got back from a trip to Tasmania. The wineries of Tasmania have long been on my wine travel bucket list. Why? Because for one, everyone I know who has visited Tassie (this is what the locals call Tasmania) has loved it. And secondly, I love my Sparkling Wine and Chardonnay – which is what this cool-climate grape-growing area does very well. Plus I am also quite partial to my Pinot Noir which they do equally well. Continue reading →
We visited the Velo Wines cellar door on our trip to Tassie in April. Velo are located in the Tamar Valley, just out of Launceston in northern Tasmania. We actually popped in twice, as we wanted to drop off our box of wine to send back to Gippsland, although this was going to cost more than taking it as extra luggage on the plane, so we decided against it. Continue reading →
This Storm Bay 2018 Pinot Noir from Tasmania was part of my sample Wine Selectors Customised Plan case from earlier in the year. Alongside 12 delicious bottles of wine, in the case I also received the latest Selector magazine and Wine Selectors ultimate Wine-Lovers Grape Guide. Continue reading →