As a background, the variety is a black-skinned Vitis vinifera grape variety of the ancient Muscat family. It appears to be the progeny of Schiava Grossa and Muscat of Alexandria from mainland Europe possibly Germany, the home of the hybrids and is said to have been introduced into England at around 1720 although there is conjecture that it actually originated there.
Ballabourneen Wine Co. the makers of this unique drop, is a joint venture between Alex Stuart OAM and Daniel Binet and is situated at Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley. Grapes are sourced locally from some of the Hunter's best vineyards with new cellar door facilities opening in May.
N.B. This is one of those varieties that literally has dozens of synonyms.
Source: Sample courtesy of Ballabourneen Wine Co. ABV: 10.0%. Closure: Cork.
Price: $26.00. Rating: 89 Points. Website: https://www.ballabourneen.com.au