A sweet dessert wine, with strong raisin and berry flavours. Light ruby colour with brick specks. Heady, raisin perfumes with notes of luscious litchi and mango tastes and a smooth, lingering finish.
Delicious on its own, especially on a cold winter’s day! Enjoy with a cheese and fruit platter as a welcome drink before dinner. Or as sweet nightcap in front of the fire...
In The Vineyard
Origin: Western Cape
Cultivar(s): Red Muscadel
Rainfall: 300mm - 400mm per year
Soil: Sand, deep rock
Trellis system: Perold Irrigation: Drip
About The Harvest
Balling at Harvest: 24° B
In The Cellar
Grapes which had become raisin as a result of being harvested when very ripe, imparted a wonderful honey flavour to the wine. The static drainers were pumped over twice on a daily basis to extract more sugar from the raisin berries. After 48 hours skin contact the juice were drained from the static separators, settled and then fortified. The dessert wine was aged for one year in stainless tanks
The two factors which play the most important role in determining the character and quality of a wine are nature (soil, climate and location) and the human hand (cultivar choice, viticultural practices and winemaking techniques). Of these two, nature is considered to be the more important factor with a greater influence.