Woodstock Botrytis Sweet White 10% abv 375ml

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A favourite from the Woodstock stable, this luscious wine is revered for its fine balance between sweetness and acidity. The wine is made from Botrytis affected Semillon grapes planted in McLaren Vale.

Botrytis cinerea, an ugly pink and hairy mould, is responsible for this delicious drink. The mould feeds on the juice of the berries causing them to shrivel and concentrate. Warm and humid conditions are favourable for its onset and usually occurs at the end of the growing season. A somewhat messy winemaking process, but the resulting wine is a beauty from the beast.

 Aromas of apricots, orange and mandarin peel, candied citrus set the scene for an explosion of luscious citrus, crème caramel and marmalade flavours on the palate. Some nutmeg and spice are also detected. Very sweet flavours linger on the finish, with a balance of acid leaving you longing for more

 

Very sweet and concentrated, this low-botrytis dessert wine has an intense bouquet of melon, lemon and tropical fruit backed by waxy, dusty notes and a suggestion of brioche. While it’s luscious and cloying, saturated with sweetness, it just lacks genuine length, finishing with a lingering barley sugar-like presence.