Thelema "Vin de Hel" Muscat Late Harvest (375ml) 2009
Beautiful rich golden colour with very typical Muscat characters on the nose complemented by some undertones of citrus and apricot. Superb mouthfeel with bags of flavour which is backed up with a good balance of acid.
With correct cellaring this late harvest will age exceptionally well for at least 10 years from date of vintage.
Enjoy with dessert or some fine handcrafted cheeses.
|Varietal||Muscat de Frontignan|
|Soil type||Hutton – decomposed granite|
|Age of vines||Planted 1986|
|Plant density||3074 vines per hectare|
|Pruning||2-bud spurs every 12cm|
|Vintage||Like 2008, there was a late start to the 2009 harvest. Long, moderate to dry warm spells led to near perfect ripening conditions. Possibly one of the best vintages the Cape has seen.|
|Picking date||15th April|
|Grape sugar||34.8 °B|
|pH at harvest||3.96|
|Fermentation temp||14 °C|
|Method||De-stalk, crush, overnight skin-contact with skin contact enzymes, pressed, settled and fermented in stainless steel tank. Fermentation was stopped at around 10% Alcohol leaving the wine with a residual sugar of 167.13 g/l.|
|Residual sugar||197.1 g/l|
|Total acid||6.9 g/l|
|Alcohol||11% by volume|
|Maturation||2012 – 2019|
Beautiful rich golden colour with very typical Muscat characters on the nose complemented by some undertones of citrus and apricot. Superb mouthfeel with bags of flavour which is backed up with a good balance of acid. Vin de Hel is an elegant, concentrated and delicious wine to enjoy with dessert or some fine handcrafted cheeses.