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1 - 8 of 8 Wines By Moss Wood
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Moss Wood Amys Cabernet Blend
Margaret River
Available in cartons of six
One of the more profound Margaret River constructs of the complex Bordeaux blend, a cépage of Merlot and Malbec, Cabernet and Petit Verdot. Combines the blueberry and blackcurrant fruit characters of Yallingup with the perfumed violets and toothsome red currants of Cowaramup, generous fruit depth with soft oak influence, in fine support with a toasty, spiced background. Full body and sweet round flavours of cherry and other dark fruits, as well as melted chocolate, make Amy instantly appealing and oh so easy to enjoy.
$3499each
$419DOZEN
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Bunches are destemmed into open fermenters and the juices seeded with pure yeast culture. Temperatures kept to a maximum of 30C and ferments hand plunged up to four times daily. As each batch reaches dryness it is tasted daily for tannin balance and pressed when the optimum has been reached. Skin contact ensues for a period of ten to fifteen days.Wines are racked to tank and allowed to settle before being racked off gross lees and seeded for malolactic. Upon completion all batches are racked, assembled and returned to barrel. After fifteen months maturation in a selection of new and seasoned French oaks, the wine is treated to a light skim milk fining, sterile filtered and bottled.
 
Deep brick red. The classic ripe fruit aromas of each variety in the cepage, Cabernet shows blueberry and cedar, Petit Verdot is dark jube and confectionery, Malbec contributes ripe plum and earth. A very light oak background to exude a perfumed, lifted nose, juicy, sweet red and dark fruit flavours. Firm tannins along the palate to a suitably balanced finish, malt biscuit and spicy oak flavours arise, a palate of balance and great length.
Moss Wood Amys Cabernet Blend 375ml
Margaret River
Available by the dozen
Moss Wood were destined from their very genesis to be one of the new world's great marques in Cabernet Sauvignon. Excellence is the estate's raison d'etre, all work amongst the vines and throughout the vinification demands a no expense spared production, aimed at crafting the most statuesque vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon. Malbec contributes rich red currant notes, Petit Verdot adds confection, Merlot is all cherries and summer pudding. Luxury oak in support with toasty, coffee bean flavours and vanilla tannin for gentle, flattering grip.
$1899each
$227DOZEN
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Moss Wood Chardonnay
Margaret River
Moss Wood include parcels of exposed grapes with no leaves, others without leaf removal. The former is a more complex style of Chardonnay with accentuated malty and roasted nut characters while the latter tends to retain citrus, honeysuckle and peach blossom aromatics whilst looking prettier. Before assembling, there are extensive tastings to check on the choice of barrel and to compare the different levels of exposure. The results are fascinating, a grand total of just a few hundred cases are made each year, Moss Wood Chardonnay is always beaut.
$5999each
$719DOZEN
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Chardonnay is hand picked and whole bunch pressed, the free run juice and pressings are kept separate, cold settled for a couple of days and fined to remove excess phenolics. Batches are transferred to fermenters, a small percentage of lighter settling solids is included, warmed and inoculated with pure yeast cultures. After a day of activity, the ferments are racked to a selection of seasoned and new 225 litre French oak barriques, vinified to dryness, assembled and treated to full malolactic. The winery air conditioning system is adjusted to keep ferments at lower temperatures between 8⁰C and 20⁰C. A total of twenty months in oak is followed by bentonite fining and sterile filtration.
 
Medium straw hue. Lifted and complex, nectarine and blossoms, lemon marmalade and lime, long term barrel aging adds malt, roast nut and cinnamon notes. The front palate shows generous ripe fruits, full body and smooth texture. Generous peach, marmalade and roast almond flavours, a balanced astringency that builds the mouthfeel but doesn't impinge on the texture, giving a long, sweet, round feel.
Moss Wood Pinot Noir
Margaret River
Available in cartons of six
Established 1969 at Wilyabrup, Moss Wood is one of Margaret River's original vineyard wineries. Bountiful harvests are not the priority, the emphasis is on raising the high bar of excellence with every vintage. A precious parcel of Pinot Noir is destemmed into small, open fermenters, plunged thrice daily over the course of a fortnight and pressed into 228 litre French oak barriques for twenty months before assemblage. A Pinot Noir of amazing tannin structure, dominated by red fruit characters and pastoral farmyard notes, earthyness, leather and cherry char.
$5499each
$659DOZEN
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Deep ruby garnet hues. The nose presents as classical Pinot Noir, red and dark fruits of strawberry, cherries and plum, leather and earthy notes, spices and tar. Generous plum and strawberry flavours, a well balanced structure of acidity and great length. A late bloomer, released after the 2014, vintage 2011 was a firm beast, dominated by strong tannin structure, it needed time to settle before unlocking from the Moss Wood cellars.
Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Cabernet
Margaret River
Available in cases of 6
A key to the success of Ribbon Vale is an astute understanding of how tannins develop through skin contact and fermentation. Through tasting, the right balance between fruit, tannin and the correct time to press is struck. Merlot is a contrary beast, the goldilocks of grapes and the porridge has to be just right. The inclusion of Cabernet Franc fulfills a long time ambition to, fashion Ribbon Vale in the style of the great right bank wines of Bordeaux. Delicious drinking now, for those who prefer the plump young flavours of Medoc in its youth.
$5499each
$659DOZEN
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Fruit is hand picked and de stemmed into small, open fermenters. Inoculated to a pure yeast culture and vinified at controlled temperatures peaking at 28°C. Each batch is hand plunged thrice daily over the course of a fortnight, regularly tasted to ensure good extraction of flavour and tannin. As fermentation progresses, the treatment of varietal components begins to vary, batches are pressed at varying stages of completion, drained and treated to malolactic. Parcels are filled to a combination of seasoned and new 225 litre French oak barriques, racked and assembled in late summer, followed by an extended term of maturation and unfined bottling.
 
Deep brick red hue. Concentrated Cabernet fruit aromas of red currant, leather and cedar, complemented by fragrant notes of violets and rose. The Merlot adds mulberry and dark fruit, oak age adds complexity, charry and tarry characters. Generous red and dark fruit flavours give the wine a rich mid palate and good length. Smooth texture, displaying the exceptional balance which is the hallmark of Ribbon Vale.
Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Merlot
Margaret River
Available in cartons of six
Moss Wood are endowed with the most splendid vineyards. Each block has particular traits which come together in the final assemblage to construct the definitive Moss Wood style. The blocks are literally only metres apart but there are sufficient differences in soil, aspect and altitude for them to show unique flavours. Every section, row by row, of each block is picked separately as it comes into maturity. The youthful generosity of Margaret River Merlot is very appealing and there will be a temptation to consume it young.
$5499each
$659DOZEN
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Bright, deep brick red. Powerful black fruits of blackberry and mulberry, backed up by Merlot’s complex notes, lots of mushroom, tar and earth. The palate has immediate impact with intense dark fruit notes of cherry and blackberry filling the front and mid palate. The finish combines classic Merlot style of soft charry oak and bitumen notes.
Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Semillon Sauvignon
Margaret River
Available in cartons of six
For a wine that relies on lifted, zesty fruit notes as this one does, the final assembly sits very close to perfect. Ribbon Vale's fruit produces a different style to that grown at neighbouring Moss Wood. Sauvignon Blanc brings major aromaticness to the wine, the Semillon component contributes heightened flavour profiles. Ribbon Vale is vibrant and juicy, pristine and finer than most variants of the blend. Flavour builds in the glass before a finish that is refreshingly crisp with zippy acidity and an aftertaste that's long and fruitful, dry and lingering.
$3099each
$371DOZEN
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All fruit is hand picked, grapes are destemmed and chilled, pressings are kept separate and cold settled for two days. Juices are racked off lees and warmed to 18⁰C for inoculation with pure yeast culture. Batches are fermented to dryness, racked and adjusted for acidity and sulphur dioxide. Components are assembled and filled to a selection of 225 litres French oak barriques. After three months of age, the oaking adds palate richness and a measure of exciting minerality which beautifully frames the greener nature of Sauvignon Blanc. All parts are rack and returned into the finished wine at the end of October, bentonite fined for protein stability and sterile filtered before bottled.
 
Light to medium straw hue. Lifted fruit aromas of gooseberry, passionfruit, lychee, lemon sherbet and cheddar cheese - very bright and fresh. A palate of some impact, crisp acidity, juicy lemon, passionfruit and gooseberry flavours, showing full body and very clean finish, sans astringency. Great texture, long flavours, clean and fresh without any phenolics.
Moss Wood Semillon
Margaret River
Available in cartons of six
Moss Wood enjoy the challenge of consistently producing the most substantial Semillon wine anywhere in Margaret River. The style has evolved since 1980 with the emphasis on achieving good depth of fruit flavour. Semillon grapes are painstakingly picked in three stages, green, medium and maximum ripeness, to enhance the complexity and achieve a highly engaging white wine experience.
$3499each
$419DOZEN
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There has been a slight, but significant refinement in the style of Moss Wood Semillon, but ultimately, it is the pursuit of excellence which determines the viticulture and handling of fruit. Grapes are hand picked and delivered to the winery, de-stemmed, crushed and pressed. The free runs are cold settled for two days, clear juices are racked into fermenters, a small portion of solids are reintroduced. Pure yeast cultures are added batches are vinified at 17C for a fortnight. Pressings are fined and settled, clear juices are racked and seeded for a separate, pure yeast fermentation. After a week of settling on gross lees, the two components are racked and assembled before a light fining, depending on vintage.
 
Medium straw colour, with green tints. Fresh fruit aromas of grapefruit, apples and fig. Strong notes of pear and musk, enhanced by background notes of caramel and lanolin. Classic Moss Wood Semillon, combining crisp acidity with full body and a slight firmness of tannin on the finish. The middle palate has ripe apple, fig and pear flavours giving a generous, almost sweet feel, despite the wine is pleasingly dry.
Moss Wood is a premium wine producer located at Margaret River, highly regarded as one of Australia's best wine producing regions

A study by viticulturist, Dr John Gladstones, first drew attention to the suitability of the Margaret River region for making wine. Gladstones believed that the soil found in the area, clay subsoil covered by gravelly loam, was ideal for viticulture. He compared the Margaret River climate with that of Bordeaux, indicating that both had an average rainfall of over 1000mms and an absence of temperature extremes, because of the influence of the sea on three sides.

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One of the first to be influenced by Gladstones' theory was Bill Pannell who spent six months searching the Margaret River area for ideal land for a vineyard. He chose a site at Wilyabrup and persuaded the owner, Jack Guthrie, to sub-divide his land and to sell the block, which became Moss Wood.

http://www.mosswood.com.au/ - Moss Wood

Bill and Sandra Pannell commenced work on the Moss Wood Vineyard in 1969 at the same time as the Hohnens were developing Cape Mentelle and just two years after Dr Tom Cullity began the first vineyard in the area at Vasse Felix. A nursery for Cabernet was established in 1969, and the next year, two hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon were planted. The first vintage took place in 1973 when 250 dozen bottles of Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon was made. The Moss Wood Pinot Noir was first produced in 1977

Semillon was the first white wine planted at Moss Wood because suitable cuttings of Chardonnay did not become available in Western Australia until 1976. The first crop of Semillon was harvested in 1976, although a commercial release was not possible until the next vintage. Similarly, the first vintage of Chardonnay, in 1980, was not released commercially and as the next two crops were destroyed by bad weather, the public did not see a Moss Wood Chardonnay until the 1983 vintage.

In 1978, Roseworthy graduate, Keith Mugford, was employed to run the winery and in 1985 Keith and Clare Mugford purchased Moss Wood. The past decade has seen significant developments including re-trellising, in line with new developments in vine management in Australia, and the planting of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot for blending with the Cabernet Sauvignon.

A belief that the quality of the wine is largely determined in the vineyard means that continual efforts are made at Moss Wood to improve viticultural techniques. This can be seen in the changeover to the Scott Henry trellising system for the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and the adoption of the similar Te Kauwhata Two Tier system for the recently planted Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. These changes have reduced the density of the foliage and exposed the grapes to more sunlight. Not only has this improved quality and crop yield but also it has made picking, pruning and spraying easier and quicker. Experimentation in the vineyard has been matched at the winery and the wines have undergone subtle refinements over the past decade. Two factors have resulted in the production of Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon, which are more complex and have greater finesse. The wines are given longer skin contact time during fermentation and small amounts of Cabernet Franc (5%) and Merlot (0.05%) are now included in the blend. From the 1995 vintage onwards, Petit Verdot has contributed 5% to the wine. The benchmarks for the Moss Wood style, however, remain the Cabernet Sauvignons made between 1974 and 1977.

http://www.mosswood.com.au/ - Moss Wood
http://www.mosswood.com.au/ - Moss Wood

Burgundian influences have seen new techniques used in the production of Moss Wood Pinot Noir: the addition of whole bunches of grapes to the crush, longer skin contact time during fermentation and hand and feet plunging to mix the skins while the must is fermenting. These refinements in winemaking have been responsible for an improvement in the quality and consistency of the style. Keith and Clare Mugford enjoy the challenge of consistently producing high quality wines at Moss Wood. By striving to implement appropriate viticultural and vinicultural advances, they aim to further improve their understanding of premium wine production and enable Moss Wood to maintain its position as a leading Australian winery.

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