About The Wine
A small low yielding single vineyards of Hanepoot planted along the banks of the Gamka river by Tom Brink in 1932, has resolutely withstood droughts, floods and the harsh climatic conditions of the Klein Karoo to offer us the opportunity to handcraft this fine fortified. Crafted as all great Muscats are – harvested early morning, skin contact for 2 days with manual pigeage in lagers and a brief natural ferment, before fortified on the skins.
A bright lemon yellow coloured wine with lime tinged rim; the bouquet leaps from the glass with intense ripe Hanepoot grapes, pineapple, lemon rind, lychee and winter melon intermingled with hints of jasmine, honeysuckle and faint spicy notes. A lusciously sweet, mouth-watering palate of crammed full of fresh sultana, honey, melon, fig leaf, lemon and lime marmalade undercurrents, all buoyed by zippy acidity and lingering hints of citrus rind and subtle minerality.
A versatile food-friendly fortified wine can be served with a host of comforting Cantonese cuisine; spicy Indian or Thai dishes; as an aperitif with canapes or pates; as accompaniment to roast duck or pork; as partner to decadent desserts – Sauteed Apricots with Vanilla syrup, fresh summer fruits or a selection of mild soft cheeses, alternatively serve as digestive, over crushed ice in a martini glass or as mixer for a myriad of cocktails. For best results serve chilled at 10 – 14 °C or cooler in warmer climes, and serve a judicious amount in a white wine glass.
John Platter Wine Guide 4.5 Stars: “...2015 wonderful freshness balancing the intense, opulent fruit and floral flavours. Concentrated, with a lemon zest finish.”
|Wine of Origin :||Calitzdorp, South Africa|
|Cultivars:||Muscat of Alexandria|
|Total Acid:||4.9 g/l|
|Residual sugar:||187 g/l|