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MORRIS WINES Old Premium Rare Liqueur Topaque, Rutherglen NV

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MORRIS WINES Old Premium Rare Liqueur Topaque, Rutherglen NV MORRIS WINES Old Premium Rare Liqueur Topaque, Rutherglen NV

MORRIS WINES Old Premium Rare Liqueur Topaque, Rutherglen NV

MORRIS WINES Old Premium Rare Liqueur Topaque, Rutherglen
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MORRIS WINES Old Premium Rare Liqueur Topaque, Rutherglen
  • Style: Muscadelle
  • Vintage: nv
  • Region: Rutherglen
  • Code: MOPRT
  • Varietal: Muscadelle
  • Country: Australia

Region Rutherglen

Rutherglen in north-east Victoria is renowned for its unique fortified wine styles, particularly Muscat and Tokay (now called Topaque). During the late 1880s, Rutherglen enjoyed a substantial export market to the UK, but experienced harder economic conditions during the 20th century. The sheer quality of the fortified wine styles has kept the region going. The climate here is warm to hot, with a high degree of continentality and low relative humidity. Soils range Franceom gravels to red and sandy alluvial loams with the best vineyards located on red loamy soils. A four-tiered classification system for Rutherglen Muscat is now in place with styles showing progressive richness and concentration based on the average age of the material and levels of residual sugar.

Winery MORRIS WINES

Langton’s Selections Morris Rutherglen Old Premium Liqueur Rare Muscat, Morris Rutherglen Old Premium Liqueur Rare Tokay, Morris Durif George Francis Morris established a 10 acre vineyard at Fairfield near Rutherglen in North East Victoria in 1859. By 1885 Morris owned the largest plantings in Australia, possibly the Southern Hemisphere with over 200 acres under vine. In it’s hey day Morris won 452 prizes at various wine shows and exhibitions home and abroad. At one stage 120 Chinese worked in the cellars. The onset of Phylloxera during the 1890s all but crippled the wine industry. The Fairfield property and vineyards were sold off around 1917. The dry-farmed Mia Mia Vineyard – still in family hands – was replanted in 1918-1920. The Morris business struggled through the 1930s, the war & post war economies landing up under corporate ownership in 1970. Charles Henry ‘Mick’ Morris, one of the great characters of the wine industry and fifth generation winemaker son David Morr
Langton’s Selections Morris Rutherglen Old Premium Liqueur Rare Muscat, Morris Rutherglen Old Premium Liqueur Rare Tokay, Morris Durif
George Francis Morris established a 10 acre vineyard at Fairfield near Rutherglen in North East Victoria in 1859. By 1885 Morris owned the largest plantings in Australia, possibly the Southern Hemisphere with over 200 acres under vine. In it’s hey day Morris won 452 prizes at various wine shows and exhibitions home and abroad. At one stage 120 Chinese worked in the cellars. The onset of Phylloxera during the 1890s all but crippled the wine industry. The Fairfield property and vineyards were sold off around 1917. The dry-farmed Mia Mia Vineyard – still in family hands – was replanted in 1918-1920. The Morris business struggled through the 1930s, the war & post war economies landing up under corporate ownership in 1970. Charles Henry ‘Mick’ Morris, one of the great characters of the wine industry and fifth generation winemaker son David Morris, have continued the family wine making tradition making some of the greatest of all Rutherglen Grand and Old Premium Liqueur Rare Muscats and Tokays. Morris has reserve wines for blending going back to the 1890s. Morris, like the Barossa’s Seppeltsfield, is an important heritage site making living history. All of Morris fortifieds are terrific including Vintage Fortified reds (aka Port) and Solera Amontillados. The names have all changed over the years but Rare and Grand are the top regional classifications for Muscat and Tokay. Morris dry reds are very interesting wines as well, especially the Durif (also known in the US as Petite Syrah). The vines were planted in 1920 and originally earmarked for fortified production. However this rustic, earthy concentrated dry red must be one of the great value wines of Australia. Morris also makes a range of sparkling, white and red wines. Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's
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ABN: 13 133 179 656
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ABN: 13 133 179 656 New South Wales: Liquor Act 2007. It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. License Number: LIQP770010303 Victoria: Victoria Liquor Control Reform Act 1998: It is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $17,000), for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $700). License Number: 32055289