Isabella Rare Rutherglen Topaque (Tokay) N/V

This classification is rare by name and by nature. The grapes are left late in the season to achieve optimum ripeness, ensuring maximum fruit flavour and a high degree of natural sweetness. Only selected parcels of premium fruit made to the strictest criteria can be added to the Rare Rutherglen Topaque solera. Wine can only be withdrawn from this solera when it matches exactly with the previous withdrawal thus ensuring the quality and consistency of style. As with any blended wine, it is difficult to specify an exact age. The oldest base wine is well over 70 years old, with only wines of the highest standard from excellent vintages being added to this outstanding solera.

The Topaques of Rutherglen bear a mark of authenticity – an oval logotype with a stylised "R" – which is only applied to the wines drawn from the great vineyards of the region. The "Topaque of Rutherglen" trademark assures the highest quality of wine exclusively sourced from the Rutherglen Wine Region.

Tasting Notes

Deep mahogany brown, with olive hues.  Lifted toffee, honey and cold tea characters combine to produce the unique character of Rutherglen Topaque.  There is a real lusciousness and weight on the palate with full, mellow honeyed flavours, lingering complex rancio characters and drying tannins on the finish to balance the sweetness and prevent it from cloying.

 

 

Food Pairing

This wine has achieved optimum flavour and balance during the aging process in solera and should ideally be enjoyed soon after opening.

The perfect partner with coffee and petit fours or the strongest cheeses.  However, it is recommended on its own to fully appreciate the intensity and myriad lingering flavors.

Production Info
Vineyard size
6.25 acres
Soil composition
Red Sandy-Loam
Training method
VSP and Espalier
Elevation
578 feet
Vines/acre
2,750
Yield/acre
2.6 tons
Exposure
Various
Harvest time
March
Bottles produced of this wine
600
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Muscadelle
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
More than 10 years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
5-7 days
Fermentation temperature
60-68 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers
Maceration length
2
Type of aging container
Barrels
Length of bottle aging
Bottled on demand
Size of aging container
550L
Type of oak
French and American
Length of aging before bottling
Over 25 years
Analytical Data
Alcohol
17.5 %
pH level
3.9
Residual sugar
295 g/L
Acidity
7.4 g/L

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