The Red Muscadel grapes were selected from a single high-yielding vineyard. The trellised and drip irrigated vines grown at the foot of the Kasteelberg mountain, profit from its shadow to quickly cool down after a hot Swartland day, ensuring a well- balanced pH, acidity and sugar level for harvesting. The wine will age well for at least 25 to 40 years.
Only the finest grapes were selected and harvested at 26 ̊ Balling. The grapes lay in open fermenters, with intense pump-overs for maximum extraction prior to fortification. Fortification was done by means of neutral spirits, where the juice was racked off the grapes and pumped into the alcohol.
Freshly picked grapes with hints of cinnamon and spice
A well-integrated balance of acidity and pH results in a wonderful array of rich berries and spice
Excellent enjoyed on its own or with baked quinces, almond biscotti and mascarpone cheese.
Wilhelm De Vries