MERWIDA-WHTMuscadel-NV

White Muscadel 2016

A full sweet dessert wine with a rich straw colour, a bouquet of Muscat, raisins and a hint of Turkish Delight. Beautiful balanced flavour, sweetness and body to complete this syrupy wine.

 

VARIETAL 100 % Muscadel (Muscat de Frontignan)
ORIGIN Breedekloof
SOIL TYPES Sandstone
CLIMATE Moderate Mediterranean
AGE OF VINES 20 years
VINEYARD AREA 15 ha
YIELD PER HECTARE 9 ton/ha
TRELLISED Extended 6 wire Perold
IRRIGATION Supplementary
CLONE WM1032B
HARVEST DATES 1 – 16 March
DEGREE BALLING AT HARVEST Early morning hand harvested at 26°B
VINIFICATION Skin contact for 24 hours. Free run juice removed and immediately fortified by adding wine spirits
MATURATION N/A
AGING 1 – 10 years
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Density 1.0637
Alcohol 16.57%
pH 3.24
Residual Sugar 218.8
Volatile Acidity 0.11
Total Acidity 5.2
FSO2 16
TSO2 121

 

SERVING SUGGESTION
Winter – on its own as a aperitif or with matured cheeses.
Summer – on crushed ice with a slice of lemon.

 

AWARDS

Veritas 2016 – Silver

Michelangelo 2015 – Grand D’or Double Gold

Veritas 2013 – Gold

Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2014 – Four Stars

Veritas 2012 – Silver

Michelangelo 2011 – Double Gold