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Two Hands Brilliant Disguise Moscato (500ML) 2007

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500ML / 7% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

Made from 100% White Frontignac sourced from 80 and 100 year old vines, Brilliant Disguise is a mere 6.5% alcohol and delicately sweet. This wine is fun and refreshing to drink with an amazingly versatile style that makes for a great aperitif particularly when served with a tangy salty cheese such as feta or young goat's cheese. It's also the perfect palate cleanser with fresh fruits and dessert.

Color:
Almost translucent, very pale straw

Aroma
Delicious aromas of guava with an aromatic grapey musk perfume

Taste
Delicately sweet with a gentle spritz. Incredibly refreshing and light bodied with lively exotic tropical fruit flavors and a hint of musk and rose petal.

Grape Variety/Varieties:
White Frontignac (Muscat)

Alcohol Level: 7.0%

Critical Acclaim

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The only non-red table wine in the extensive lineup is the 2007 Moscato "Brilliant Disguise". A dead-ringer for a top Moscato d’Asti, it has attractive floral and honey aromas, a light-body, crisp, off-dry flavors, and excellent length. It is an ideal aperitif for a hot summer day but it should be drunk within its first year of release.
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Two Hands Wines, Australia
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Two Hands Wines was founded in 1999 by Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz. Their aim was, and still is, to produce the best possible wines from prized Shiraz growng regions throughout Australia. "Quality without compromise" is a core value that drives all decisions from fruit and oak selection to packaging and promotion. Winemaker Matt Wenk has been with Two Hands since 2002 and, together with Michael Twelftree, oversees every aspect of the winemaking process. Their flagship Shiraz, Ares, represents the very best parcels in each vintage and is sselected through an intense barrel classification process. This blend of Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale Shiraz displays the incredible depth of flavor and balance that are hallmarks of this wine.

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Historically and presently the most important wine-producing region of Australia, the Barossa Valley is set in South Australia, where more than half of the country’s wine is made. Because the climate is very hot and dry, vineyard managers must be careful so that grapes do not become overripe.

The intense heat is ideal for plush, bold reds, particularly Rhône blends featuring Shiraz, Grenache, and Mataro (Mourvèdre). White grapes can produce crisp, fresh wines from Riesling, Chardonnay, and Semillon if they are planted at higher altitudes.

Most of Australia’s largest wine producers are based here and Shiraz plantings date back as far as the 1850s or before. Many of them are dry-farmed and bush-trained, still offering less than one ton per acre of inky, intense, purple juice.

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Muscat / Moscato

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Alluringly aromatic and delightful, Muscat never takes itself too seriously. Muscat is actually an umbrella name for a diverse set of grapes, some of which are genetically related and some of which, are not. The two most important versions are the noble, Muscat blanc à Petits Grains, making wines of considerable quality and Muscat of Alexandria, thought to be a progeny of the former. Both are grown throughout the world and can be made in a wide range of styles from dry to sweet, still to sparkling and even fortified. It is well known in Italy's Piedmont region for Moscato d’Asti, a slightly sparkling, semi-sweet, refreshing wine that is low in alcohol. On the Iberian peninsula, it goes by Moscatel, not to be confused with Bordeaux's Muscadelle, which is acutally unrelated.

In the Glass

Muscat wines possess marked aromatics and flavors of peach, pear, Meyer lemon, orange, orange blossom, rose petal, jasmine, honeysuckle or lychee, often with a hint of sweet spice.

Perfect Pairings

Thanks to its naturally low alcohol levels, Muscat is a perfect match for spicy Asian cuisine, especially when the wine has a little bit of residual sugar. Off-dry Muscat can work well with lighter desserts like key lime pie and lemon meringue, while fully sweet Muscat-based dessert wines are enjoyable after dinner with an assortment of cheeses.

Sommelier Secret

Muscat is one of the oldest known grape varieties, dating as far back as the days of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Pliny the Elder wrote in the 13th century of a sweet, perfumed grape variety so attractive to bees that he referred to it as uva apiana, or “grape of the bees.” Most likely, he was describing one of the Muscat varieties.

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