Barossa Tower Moscato 2008
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Tasting Notes

This is the first wine Château Tanunda has bottled out of the 2008 vintage. This light, fresh and deliciously sweet wine is the perfect aperitif for balmy evenings. The slight natural effervescence is refreshing and cleansing, with fruit notes of guava and rockmelon with a cleansing zesty finish.

Winemaking

Picked early in the morning, the fruit was delivered cool to the winery. Gentle pressing to minimise phenolics and cold settling preceded a long, cool fermentation averaging 12 ° C. The fermentation was left to run its course over 14 days leaving a naturally sweet, vibrant wine. A touch of spritz is detectable on the palate from the residual carbon dioxide which was harnessed and bottled to retain both fruit vibrancy and freshness.

 

Reviews
Pick Of The Crop
Review by: Judith Kennedy, eatdrink
Eminently quaffable and good value for money...'
Review by: Franz Scheurer, Australian Gourmet Pages

Moscato has long captured the imagination of Italians with its low level of alcohol, alluring sweetness and slight effervescence. This white wine is just 8.0% a/v and it’s fresh, eminently quaffable and good value for money. Drink it with cheese or as an aperitif.

Bronze Medal
Review by: Cowra Wine Show 2008
90 Points
Review by: Tony Love, The Advertiser

CHÂTEAU TANUNDA

2008 BAROSSA TOWER     MOSCATO Barossa Valley 8% 90 points
Fresh and grapy with a squirt of lime and sherbet, sweet of course but not overdone and sickly, this is moscato for the new season, subtropical, fruity, its fizz finely managed and finished with a crispness as well. Open it with a green mango or pawpaw salad in mind. TONY LOVE  

Gold Medal
Review by: Barossa Wine Show 2008
BARGAIN BIN - TOP 100 WINES 2008
Review by: Tony Love, The Advertiser
A full 750ml bottle for this price (many are 375ml-500ml) with wild, sweet, almost jungly fruit smells. Lively effervescence. Plenty of fun and excitement swirling around the mouth with strawberry, rockmelon and guava flavours. Turn on the party lights. 89 Points
91 Points
Review by: Philip White, Independent Weekly
Chateau Tanunda
Barossa Tower
Moscato
2008 91 Points
Some bonk nailed me in The Ex last week and demanded to know how I could possibly point “a bloody moscato higher than most of the bloody cabernet in the bloody country”. Easy. It’s in this glass right now: the perfect thing to separate ice blocks in a huge cognac balloon while it’s 44C outside. Roses, nashi pear, honeydew. Not too sweet, not too fi zzy, not too dim and simple, lovely acidity, and another bottle in the freezer. Chug-a-lug! Creme fraiche, walnuts and thin sliced habaneros on cracked pepper Vita-Weat biscuits. Perfect hair of the dog stuff, too.

 

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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
White Frontignac
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
DATE BOTTLED
23rd April 2008
% ALCOHOL
8.0 %
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moscato 2008
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Tasting Notes

This is the first wine Château Tanunda has bottled out of the 2008 vintage. This light, fresh and deliciously sweet wine is the perfect aperitif for balmy evenings. The slight natural effervescence is refreshing and cleansing, with fruit notes of guava and rockmelon with a cleansing zesty finish.

Winemaking

Picked early in the morning, the fruit was delivered cool to the winery. Gentle pressing to minimise phenolics and cold settling preceded a long, cool fermentation averaging 12 ° C. The fermentation was left to run its course over 14 days leaving a naturally sweet, vibrant wine. A touch of spritz is detectable on the palate from the residual carbon dioxide which was harnessed and bottled to retain both fruit vibrancy and freshness.

 

Reviews
Pick Of The Crop
Review by: Judith Kennedy, eatdrink

Eminently quaffable and good value for money...'
Review by: Franz Scheurer, Australian Gourmet Pages

Moscato has long captured the imagination of Italians with its low level of alcohol, alluring sweetness and slight effervescence. This white wine is just 8.0% a/v and it’s fresh, eminently quaffable and good value for money. Drink it with cheese or as an aperitif.

Bronze Medal

Score: Bronze Medal
Review by: Cowra Wine Show 2008

90 Points

Score: 90 Points
Review by: Tony Love, The Advertiser

CHÂTEAU TANUNDA

2008 BAROSSA TOWER     MOSCATO Barossa Valley 8% 90 points
Fresh and grapy with a squirt of lime and sherbet, sweet of course but not overdone and sickly, this is moscato for the new season, subtropical, fruity, its fizz finely managed and finished with a crispness as well. Open it with a green mango or pawpaw salad in mind. TONY LOVE  

Gold Medal

Score: Gold Medal
Review by: Barossa Wine Show 2008

BARGAIN BIN - TOP 100 WINES 2008

Score: 89 Points
Review by: Tony Love, The Advertiser
A full 750ml bottle for this price (many are 375ml-500ml) with wild, sweet, almost jungly fruit smells. Lively effervescence. Plenty of fun and excitement swirling around the mouth with strawberry, rockmelon and guava flavours. Turn on the party lights. 89 Points

91 Points

Score: 91 Points
Review by: Philip White, Independent Weekly
Chateau Tanunda
Barossa Tower
Moscato
2008 91 Points

Some bonk nailed me in The Ex last week and demanded to know how I could possibly point “a bloody moscato higher than most of the bloody cabernet in the bloody country”. Easy. It’s in this glass right now: the perfect thing to separate ice blocks in a huge cognac balloon while it’s 44C outside. Roses, nashi pear, honeydew. Not too sweet, not too fi zzy, not too dim and simple, lovely acidity, and another bottle in the freezer. Chug-a-lug! Creme fraiche, walnuts and thin sliced habaneros on cracked pepper Vita-Weat biscuits. Perfect hair of the dog stuff, too.

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2009 |  2010 |  2011 |  2012 |  2013 |  2014 |  2016 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
White Frontignac
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
DATE BOTTLED
23rd April 2008
% ALCOHOL
8.0 %
HI-RES PHOTO
Click here to download.

 

 

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