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BLUE WREN WINES RELEASES NEW VERSCATO!


Blue Wren, nestled amongst the vines and situated in one of New South Wales’ premium wine regions – Mudgee - has just released their first ever Verscato label – Blue Wren No. 216 Verscato. Exhibiting all the characteristics of a Moscato; the new Verscato it is an innovative and fun wine with low alcohol, a yellow tinge, hint of sweetness and vibrant fizz - with the Verscato made from the Verdelho grape, rather than the Muscat Grape.

"The rationale for our Verscato came to us after participating at numerous wine shows and the never ending search from our loyal customers for a Moscato wine. Not actually producing Muscat grapes we previously could not meet the demand of the market yet continually deliberated about how we could meet the expectations of visitors to our vineyard," says Blue Wren owner Kip Harris.


"With the on-going successful production of Blue Wren's Verdelho White Port, it was agreed to attempt to create a Moscato-style wine also utilising our Verdelho grape," said Harris.


The result is the Blue Wren No. 216 Verscato. It shows all the characteristics of a Moscato; with an abundant white peach and candied pineapple nose, tropical guava on the palate, coupled with notes of passion fruit and key lime flavours. It is light in colour and holds an-oh-so slight spritz. At 7.0% alcohol it is the perfect pre-dinner aperitif or equally makes for a pleasant light dessert wine.


Known for its concentrated and flavoursome wine styles, Mudgee has had continuous history of winemaking with the first grapes grown in 1858 and reached a peak of 55 vineyards in 1893, now Mudgee is the third largest grape-producing region in NSW and has more than 110 wine grape growers and more than 30 cellar doors.


Mudgee's burgeoning wine region is situated on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, and has a very different climate to that of its neighbour on the coastal side, the Hunter Valley. Cold nights delay bud-burst and rainfall and humidity are lower, with greater sunshine hours. Nevertheless, Mudgee's altitude of around 450 meters shelters it from the heat.


The brownish coloured soils are typical of those found through the majority of the wine regions of eastern Australia; slightly acidic over neutral clay subsoils, but both topsoil and subsoil have the advantage of being quite well drained.


Situated three-and-a-half hours' drive from Sydney, Blue Wren is only a few minutes from the heart of the Mudgee Township.


The boutique winery boasts the only Chef's table dining experience in the Central West NSW wine region, located at the winery's recently refurbished intimate restaurant. Guests can dine as Head Chef and owner Kip Harris showcases first-hand, an innovative menu using only the finest produce matched with Blue Wren's latest wine releases, ranging from the new Verscato to Rose and even a White Port to end the night.


Guests can then finish their night nestled at The Farmhouse @ Blue Wren, which offers a mix of luxurious country accommodation, paired with stunning views of the vineyard from the five-bedroom boutique property. Each room offers an individual contemporary design, featuring king beds, quality linen, and deluxe bathroom amenities.


Blue Wren is the perfect location for your next visit to Central West NSW.

For further information please visit: www.bluewrenwines.com.au

 

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