Zibibbo Citrus Crush is bursting with bubbles and summer fruit flavours with a racy, fresh vibrant finish. It has lifted aromas of lime zest, kaffir lime and freshly squeezed lemons. This sparkling wine is made from Muscat of Alexandria grapes and a small addition of natural citrus flavouring. The grapes were harvested from mid February to mid April 2014 at baumé levels from 11.3º to 12.2º.
Unique to Brown Brothers, Cienna is a light wine with a vibrant ruby red colour; aromas of fresh red berry fruit and a hint of spice. Rich and juicy with a refreshing spritzig finish. Summer berries in a glass. *Suitable for vegans and vegetarians. ABV: 7.5%
A wine of flavour and body with enticing hints of ripe melon and a delicate finish to which riesling adds length of flavour and a distinctive stamp of elegance. This wine should be served well chilled and enjoyed when young and fresh. ABV: 9.5%
Dolcetto is an Italian grape variety that is little known or planted in Australia. The variety hails from the mountainous region of north-west Italy. Translated literally, “Dolcetto” means “little sweet one”, although the Italians generally make dry red wines from the variety. Brown Brothers, attracted by its vibrant red colour and attractive flavours of ripe summer berries, has opted to produce a distinctive fruit-driven wine. ABV: 10.5%
Innovation has always been at the heart of all that is Brown Brothers, including the development of new styles and varieties. Here they blend two of Australia's favourite white wines to create the ultimate summer drink; a Moscato & Sauvignon Blanc. A completely new twist on the two icons, the Moscato & Sauvignon Blanc blends the vibrancy and freshness of Sauvignon Blanc along with the exuberance and sheer deliciousness of Moscato. A racy aromatic wine that brings together everything that is great about these two wine styles.
Orange Muscat and Flora is a blend unique to Brown Brothers. Orange Muscat forms the backbone of the blend, providing aromas of orange blossom to the nose and a fresh citrus hint to the palate, while the Flora contributes colour, texture and mouth-feel. The current release is vibrant yellow and shows lifted aromas of lemon, honey, spice and musk. It is fresh and tangy with a zesty long clean balanced finish.
Previously referred to as 'Australian Tawny Port', our Australian Tawny shows the classic caramel treacle colour of a tawny style. Delicious aromas of spicy fruit cake and raisins are immediate on the nose, while on the palate this fortified is luscious and intense with caramel and aged rancio flavours - a direct result of blending mature and younger wines. The wood maturation of this wine enhances the developed qualities of richness and intensity. This port shows sweetness balanced by the drying sensations derived from extended ageing in oak barrels, and a lengthy and lingering spicy finish
Shiraz, the Australian name for the Syrah grape, is one of the oldest known grape varieties. Shiraz is responsible for many of the France’s best known and highly acclaimed red wines. It has also made itself very much at home within the wide range of soils and climates of Australia’s diverse viticultural regions. ABV: 14.5%
The 2010 Lexia has a brilliant yellow colour with hues of green and a nose displaying aromas of musk, tropical fruit and grapes. The acid level balances beautifully with the natural sugar, resulting in a wine that is fresh, crisp and clean. Full of generous ripe fruit characters, the palate also leaves you with a hint of lingering spice.
This wine is suited for immediate consumption, but will age gracefully in the bottle for 5-8 years from vintage if cellared well.
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