A refreshing wine that is perfect to accompany Thai food, picnics and fresh air.
Muscat Ottonel was the first variety planted at the Hillside farm (1984), and has been a favorite for some 30 years. The grapes were hand harvested, handled gently to preserve its delicate aromatics, the fruit was de-stemmed and given overnight skin contact before draining/pressing off skins and cold settling. The juice was allowed a long slow fermentation in stainless steel. Fermentation ended with a small amount of residual sugar remaining, for an off-dry finish.
Hillside Estate aim to grow the best quality fruit possible, pick at optimum physiological ripeness, ferment cool, and intervene with nature only when necessary��_simple, elegant. The temptation to constantly ���fiddle� and ���improve upon� Mother Nature is really more about manufacturing. Natural, beautiful wine is not manufactured���rather, it is carefully guided through natural phases to become the glorious essence of the effects of sun and soil on specific grape varieties.