2023 Prue's Verjus

Eden Valley

Non-alcoholic

Pale gold with a green hue. Fresh fragrant aromas of Granny Smith apple, lime juice and white peach. The palate is bright, juicy and fresh with concentrated citrus flavours and a hint of lychee, crisp acidity and a zesty finish.


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Pale gold with a green hue. Fresh fragrant aromas of Granny Smith apple, lime juice and white peach. The palate is b...
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BACKGROUND

Prue's Verjus is a crisp and zesty, freshly-pressed grape juice made from a premium selection of unfermented green Eden Valley grapes. Semillon, graciano and muscat blanc have been selected to enhance the aromatic quality and food-friendly flavour of the verjus. This wonderful grapey condiment can be used for a half verjus, half sparkling water non-alcoholic spritzer, or in salad dressings and for cooking. Verjus can be used to deglaze the pan after cooking light meats such as chicken, and for poaching. Splash fresh fruit with verjus in place of lemon juice to prevent discolouring. With bottle ageing, the colour and flavours intensify, just like a wine.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Varieties: 49% Semillon 37% Graciano 14% Muscat Blanc
Harvest Date: 7 March
Alcohol: 0%
Vintage rating:
Cellaring potential:
Excellent vintage; Drink now.

VINTAGE

While the winter of 2022 saw average rainfall, the latter part of the year brought cooler and above average wet weather. This led to poor flower set and encouraged the spread of downy mildew. A hail flurry on 23 January caused some damage to the green berries, which became sites for botrytis infections later during ripening. The cool lead up to vintage resulted in a slow ripening period, allowing for great flavour development and acid retention. Rainfall during harvest encouraged the growth of botrytis, but careful hand selection during picking delivered good quality fruit. Despite the challenges, the 2023 vintage will be remembered for excellent quality wines with riesling, semillon and shiraz the standout varieties.

TASTING NOTES

Prue's Verjus is a crisp and zesty, freshly-pressed grape juice made from a premium selection of unfermented green Eden Valley grapes. Semillon, graciano and muscat blanc have been selected to enhance the aromatic quality and food-friendly flavour of the verjus. This wonderful grapey condiment can be used for a half verjus, half sparkling water non-alcoholic spritzer, or in salad dressings and for cooking. Verjus can be used to deglaze the pan after cooking light meats such as chicken, and for poaching. Splash fresh fruit with verjus in place of lemon juice to prevent discolouring. With bottle ageing, the colour and flavours intensify, just like a wine.

Varieties: 49% Semillon 37% Graciano 14% Muscat Blanc
Harvest Date: 7 March
Alcohol: 0%
Vintage rating:
Cellaring potential:
Excellent vintage; Drink now.

While the winter of 2022 saw average rainfall, the latter part of the year brought cooler and above average wet weather. This led to poor flower set and encouraged the spread of downy mildew. A hail flurry on 23 January caused some damage to the green berries, which became sites for botrytis infections later during ripening. The cool lead up to vintage resulted in a slow ripening period, allowing for great flavour development and acid retention. Rainfall during harvest encouraged the growth of botrytis, but careful hand selection during picking delivered good quality fruit. Despite the challenges, the 2023 vintage will be remembered for excellent quality wines with riesling, semillon and shiraz the standout varieties.