Dessert wines were first made on the Constantia Estate in the late 1660s and were celebrated in the literature of Austen, Dickens and Baudelaire. Richly viscous in the glass, with a burnt orange-gold hue, this wine exhibits youthfully fresh, floral muscat aromas, and exotically spicy confectionary flavours on the unctuously textured palate. These rich flavours are well balanced by brisk acidity, and an attractive bitter orange twist on the clean, persistent finish.
The name Furmint is derived from 'froment', the Hungarian word for the wheaten colour of its wines. More commonly associated with the super-sweet dessert wines of Hungary, the Furmint grape is employed here in a dry white, to stunning effect. Well-defined aromatics comprising rich honey notes and stone fruits on the nose. Plenty of acidity gives the palate crispness and bite, with mineral tinges accenting the fruit-laden, exotic feel. Partner with strong creamy cheeses or rich poultry dishes.
The Torres family have been making this Moscatel Oro, or 'Gold Muscat' since 1946. A non-vintage wine, created by blending to achieve a consistent signature. This wine is made in the style of a Vin Doux Naturel, similar to the dessert wines of the Languedoc. Trademark Moscatel aromas of orange blossom and honeyed fruit, accompanied by delicious spicy notes of tobacco leaf and clove. Indulgently sweet, with an enduring candied citrus zest finish. Drink with fruit puddings, crème caramel, or even ripe blue cheeses.
This blend is unique to Brown Brothers, one of Victoria's greatest wineries. A lighter style of dessert wine, in which the delicate aromas of blossom and citrus zest predominate, giving the palate real zing amidst the syrupy sweetness. Excellent with moderately sweet desserts such as fruit puddings or tarte tatin.
Renowned for their light, fruit-driven wines, Brown Brothers have applied this formula to a full-on dessert wine. Showing off the Muscat's unmistakably 'grapey' flavour, this wine is intensely sweet, yet fresh and approachable, with just enough acidity to cut through the layers of honeyed sweetness, with a few gentle floral notes on the nose for good measure. Enjoy with summer puddings and fruit tarts, or even creamy cheeses.