Thelema Gargantua Muscadel 2000
Gyles was always inspired by muscat sweet wines, and decided to plant a single vineyard of this cultivar on Thelema. The flavour profile of this wine is remarkable; starting off with alluring aromas of toffee, molasses, raisins, fruit and caramelised nuts, and honeycomb on the nose. The palate is rich and luscious, and it has a long and lingering finish.
Total production is 1065 bottles (500ml). Gift packaging included.
This luxurious sweet wine is drinking superbly at the moment, and does not require further ageing in bottle.
Strong cheeses, or enjoy on its own after a meal.
This fortified Muscadel was left in French oak barrels for 19 years before bottling.
|Varietal||Muscat de Frontignan|
|Root stock||Richter 99|
|Soil type||Hutton - decomposed granite|
|Age of vines||Planted in 1986|
|Plant density||3074 vines per hectare|
|Pruning||2 bud spurs, every 12cm|
|Method||Grapes handpicked in the vineyard early in the morning, to ensure that the fruit is nice and cool when it arrives at the cellar for processing. De-stalked, crushed, pumped through mash cooler into stainless steel tank and left on the skins for 2 days before pressing. The juice is then clarified via natural settling, fortified with a neutral wine spirit and allowed to age in older barrels.|
|Wood Maturation||19 years in older French oak barrels|
|Residual Sugar||324.5 g/L|
|Total acidity||4.5 g/L|
|Blend||100% Muscat de Frontignan|
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