2021 MDI Moscato Giallo

Mildura, VIC

A beautifully aromatic skin-contact white that will challenge your beliefs about Moscato



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About the Wine

The MDI Moscato Giallo is really not what you'd usually expect from this grape.

Rather than being sweet and bubbly, this wine is dry and still but with plenty of lovely fruit characters, such as grapefruit, melon, pineapple and lychee, making it quite an attractive wine to smell. With 14 days on skins, the wine is medium bodied and has quite a full mouthfeel, and the phenolics give it interest but without being too aggressive, maintaining the softness that often comes from the Moscato Giallo grape.

If you're looking for something a little different to drink, then the MDI Moscato Giallo should challenge your beliefs about what this grape can do.

About MDI

Mandi are all about showcasing the best of the best of Mildura's Mediterranean varieties.

Winemaker Kevin McCarthy is a bit of a wine rebel - cutting his teeth originally in the Mornington Peninsula, his winemaking philosophy became shaped by multiple trips to Europe.

He learned all there is to know about skin contact wine, directly from northern Italian winemakers themselves, and he applies all that knowledge to his wonderful fleet of great value, alternative variety Aussie wines.

Winemaker Kevin McCarthy
Winemaker Kevin McCarthy
Photo Courtesy: Australian Financial Review
Additional Info

From the Producer

Moscato Giallo (like all other Muscats), is highly aromatic. So the intention here was to make a dry, skin-contact Muscat with soft phenolics and amazing aromatic drive. This spent 14 days on skins in open stainless steel vats, and then had a very light press to barrel for as much lees contact as possible. The wine went through 100% malo and just a touch of sulphur was employed at bottling.

Blend : Moscato Giallo (100%)
ABV : 12.4%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Chalmers Vineyard
Chalmers Vineyard
Mildura, Vic
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    Crazy Wild Funk

    Extremely aromatic on the nose with strong floral notes of Rose, Blossom and Honeysuckle which give way to a palate of ripe Stone fruit, mango and a good dose of funk - Chamomile tea with Ginger, Cinnamon, dried apricots and nuts. Starts off as a sherbet and finishes dry with a light hint of chewy tannins.

    On the nose, the wine creates a picture in your mind (bouquet of pretty flowers) which is different to what you will taste on the palate (in a crazy, wild, funky way). All in all a fun wine to drink and explore.

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