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July 29, 2019

Ballandean Estate releases Moscato Giallo Strange Bird™ 13 on Angelo Puglisi’s birthday

Ballandean Estate is set to release its latest Strange Bird™, a 2019 Moscato Giallo to coincide with the father of Queensland wine’s 76th birthday on Monday 29 July 2019.

Angelo Puglisi, estate owner of Queensland’s oldest family-owned and -operated winery, planted his first acre of Moscato Giallo vines in 2014. A wine pioneer, Angelo’s vinicultural vision has delivered 13 new Strange Birds™ for the Granite Belt Geographical Indication.

Fourth-generation vigneron and daughter Leeanne Puglis-Gangemi says,

First you need to understand the Italian! Moscato Giallo means ‘yellow muscat’. Now you might be thinking this a sweet wine. Not this time! This Strange Bird™ variety from northern Italy is capable of making elegant table wines with emphasis on the aromatics.

Dad harvested the luscious golden fruit in March 2019. Our winemaker Dylan Rhymer has delivered an elegant twist on the varietal. Think medium-dry, a light and luscious mouthfeel, with a hint of lemon and gentle citrus overtone. Best of all, be blown away by the aromatic bouquet!

Our 2019 Moscato Giallo Strange Bird™ has just 9% alcohol, and is a match made in heaven with an afternoon cheese platter and Asian flavour profiles. It’s a big, fruit-driven delight, somewhere between a Gewertztraminer and our Semillon Sauvignon Blanc.

Ballandean Estate’s 2019 Moscato Giallo retails for just $19 a bottle, and can be ordered online and at at the cellar door. We wil be showcasing this wine at The Ekka. You can also buy it at Bacchus Brewing, Schulte’s Meat Tavern and Pantry360. Only 200 cases were produced. This Strange Bird™ will be gone before you know it!

Leeanne Puglis-Gangemi

Mr Puglisi’s remarkable vinicultural legacy was celebrated at the Royal Queensland show last week. He presented the inaugural Angelo Puglisi Grand Champion Wine of Show award to a Tasmanian pinot noir producer. The award is a perpetual acknowledgment to Puglisi’s influence and respect in the industry.

Ballandean Estate will soon release its 2018 Opera Block Shiraz, the 50th Anniversary edition of the Shiraz planted 50 years ago. It is available now at the pre-release price of $50 per bottle. Keep your eye out for the 2019 vintage release of the estate’s ever popular Semillon Sauvignon Blanc and Rose wines.

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