Spring Seed Sweet Pea Moscato 2015
- Certified Organic
- Wild (Natural) Yeast Fermentation
Winery/Brand: Spring Seed Wine Co
With its delicate pale pink colour and subtle spritz, the ‘Sweet Pea Moscato’ shows hints of pink grapefruit, mandarin, rosewater and blood orange on the nose, leading onto to a fresh, balanced palate. Serve chilled in the glass and enjoy it alone as an aperitif or with dessert or a cheese plate. Sweet Pea is an ideal breakfast wine.
Of course ‘Sweet Pea’ is sweet because of the residual sugar that remains after fermentation is stopped, but it finishes with a wonderful savoury character.
Spring Seed Wines are made from grapes lovingly grown in our family’s organic vineyard, located in the premium wine region of McLaren Vale, South Australia. The vineyard was established in the early 1970’s by Peter and Anthea Bosworth, and is now owned and run by their son Joch, who began the conversion to organic viticulture in 1995. The vines are fully certified ‘A’ grade organic by Australian Certified Organic, a process that takes four years and involves yearly audits and random sampling of produce.
The Spring Seed Wine labels are unashamedly inspired by vintage flower seed packets created at the turn of the last century. The colour, clarity and beauty of the original seed packets are quite remarkable. We have chosen the Sweet Pea image for our Moscato.
Vintage 2015: We had a very early start to vintage in 2015, with generally mild conditions throughout. We had only a handful of hot days, which allowed natural acids to develop nicely. This was a very short, sharp vintage, with most winemakers finishing their vintage well before Easter. Yields were down, somewhere between 10 and 30% depending on variety. Joch’s take on the whole thing? ‘Fast, early and pretty’.
Winemaking: There are over 200 strains/ varieties of the Muscat grape in the world; some say the modern wine grape evolved from this variety. This much I know from Google. Our Sweet Pea is made using Muscat à Petit Grains, which is common throughout central and Eastern Europe. It is a red grape, although it is used predominantly to make either sweet or dry white wines. We use it to make our ever so slightly pink and ‘frizzante’ Moscato wine. We pick the grapes and allow them to spend a small amount of time ‘on skins’ so we get the lovely pink colour. We then make the wine like a white wine; press off skins and ferment. The wine is chilled to stop fermented and bottled with a little bit of fizz.
Picking Date: 13th February 2015
Bottling Date: 13th May 2015
|Wine Type||Champagne & Sparkling|
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|
|Grapes||Muscat à Petits Grains|