Prue’s Verjus (non-alcoholic) 2020 – Products – Henschke
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2020 Prue’s Verjus (non-alcoholic)

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Region
Eden Valley
Description

"Verjus is a complex, pressed juice from unfermented grapes. This wonderful grapey condiment can be used as a replacement for citrus in drinks or vinegar in cooking." - Prue Henschke

Clear with a pale-green hue. Spicy aromas with fragrant grape blossom, citrus rind and stone fruit. The palate is fresh and juicy with spicy grape flavours, tangy apple and stone fruit, crisp acidity and a zesty finish.

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Product Information

Vintage
2020
Grape varieties
  • 58% Graciano
  • 26% Muscat Blanc
  • 16% Riesling
Technical Details
Alcohol
0%
pH
2.69
Acidity
13.1g/L
Bottle Size
750mL
Maturation
The grapes are handpicked at veraison (onset of colouring in grapes) when they are starting to develop flavour but still have high acidity and sugars are only around 10%. After whole-bunch pressing the juice is cold settled and sterile filtered into the bottle.
Background
Verjus is a wonderful grapey condiment that can be used as a replacement for citrus in spritzers or used on salads, either straight from the bottle or as a vinaigrette. Verjus can also be used to deglaze the pan after cooking light meats such as chicken or veal, and for poaching fruits. Splash fresh fruit with verjus in place of lemon juice to prevent discolouring. Graciano, riesling and muscat blanc have been blended to enhance the aromatic quality and food matching flavour of the verjus. With bottle ageing, the colour and flavours intensify, just like a wine.
Serving Temperature
8°C
Cellaring potential
Refrigerate and use within 2 months after opening.
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Vintage Description

VintageĀ 2020 arrived at the end of two years of significant drought, with windy conditions and massive heatwaves in November and December causing poor fruit set during flowering and then culminating in one of the worst bushfires that the nearby Adelaide Hills has seen. This resulted in a challenging vintage with some of our lowest yields ever. Cooler temperatures from mid-January and 30mm rain at the end of the month lead into more autumnal conditions perfect for veraison and fruit ripening and an early onset of vintage. The hand-picked fruit that arrived at the winery in the cool of the morning was clean, with good concentration of flavours.

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