An aroma of roses accompanies dark fruit – cherry, strawberry – balanced with fruit acidity to finish clean.
The name stems from the smell of roses in the winery! Elysium……. “state of eternal bliss” in Greek.
Quady handles the Black Muscat by crushing, chilling and allowing the grapes to macerate. He adds wine spirits to arrest the fermentation.
Elysium’s violet-crimson colour and litchi-rose aroma develop after the fruit attains full maturity. This requires a warm climate. In warmer years the colour is darker and the aroma is more intense.
Elysium is wonderful with cheeses, especially goat cheese or Gorgonzola; with desserts containing red fruits, such as English Summer Pudding; with dark chocolate and with cream desserts and cheesecake. Elysium poured onto vanilla ice cream is an effortless favourite.