Thelema Gargantua Muscadel NV
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 4866 bottles (500ml). Gift packaging included.
Strong cheeses, or enjoy on its own after a meal.
This fortified Muscadel was left in French oak barrels for 18 – 21 years before bottling.
|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||18-21 years in older French oak barrels|
|Residual Sugar||288.4 g/L|
|Total acidity||4.1 g/L|
|Vintages||2001, 2003 & 2004|
The Current Range
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