Current Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750ml
Case Size: 12
Nine Muses pays homage to our famous Calliope label. Calliope was Zeus’s muse of poetry from Ancient Greek Mythology, the other eight muses, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia and Urania are symbols of Love, Song, Dance, History, Romance and Astronomy.
The bouquet on this Shiraz is serious with slightly spicy oak dominating the sweet fruit base. The quality fruit is well-balanced to the rest of the package. Blackcurrant, pepper, dark chocolate, and loads of dried herbs on the mid-palate lead to mild tannins on the back palate. It is savoury and smooth.
Rutherglen is a wine producing area around the town of Rutherglen in North East Victoria zone of the state of Victoria in Australia. The area is particularly noted for its sweet fortified wines.
Grapes and Wine
Grapes are grown is this region are Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Durif, Gewürztraminer, Muscat, Semillon, Shiraz, Tokay (Muscadelle).
Both Muscat, “Brown Muscat", and Muscadelle (under the name "Topaque") are made into long-lived, sweet fortified wines, which are often bottled after an extended period of barrel aging.
Great match to hard cheeses or hearty meat dishes such as braised lamb shanks or eye-fillet of beef.*Bottle images are for illustration purposes only.
Vintage year as per above.