Sunday, June 1, 2008

Aussie Liquid Gold

In North Eastern Victoria, Australia, is a little town called Rutherglen. This part of the country was home to infamous Bush Ranger, Ned Kelly and is also home to truely unique wine - Rutherglen Muscat.

Made from the Muscat a Petit Grains Rouge, or Brown Muscat, it is fortified, so there is alcohol to enhance all that sweet richness. Defined by age and residual sweetness into 4 wine styles, this is one of the great wines of the world and ridiculously inexpensive for the time and labor involved.

These wines are well worth seeking out.