Thelema "Vin de Hel" Muscat Late Harvest (375ml) 2013

A light golden dessert wine with very typical Muscat characters on the nose. This floral perfume is complemented by undertones of citrus, apricots and a hint of honey. The wine is lush, with bags of flavour, showing the perfect balance between sweetness and fresh acidity.

Maturation

With correct cellaring this late harvest will age exceptionally well for at least 10 years from date of vintage.

Food Pairing

Enjoy with dessert or some fine handcrafted cheeses.

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Tasting Notes

Varietal Muscat de Frontignan
Root stock R99
Soil type Hutton – decomposed granite
Age of vines Planted 1986
Plant density 3074 vines per hectare
Trellising Vertical hedge
Pruning 2-bud spurs every 12cm
Irrigation Supplementary drip
Vintage Cool start to season delaying harvest by a week or so leading to an exceptional vintage with white wines of great purity, elegance and concentration
Picking date 15th April
Grape sugar 36.25 °B
Acidity 4.51 g/l
pH at harvest 3.99
Yeasts WE14
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 11% Alcohol leaving the wine with a residual sugar of just over 100 g/l.
Residual sugar 109.5 g/l
pH 3.53
Total acid 6.2 g/l
Alcohol 11% by volume
Maturation 2015 – 2024

A light golden dessert wine with very typical Muscat characters on the nose. This floral perfume is complemented by undertones of citrus, apricots and a hint of honey. The wine is lush, with bags of flavour, showing the perfect balance between sweetness and fresh acidity.
Vin de Hel is an elegant, concentrated and delicious wine to enjoy with dessert or some fine handcrafted cheeses.

All vintages:

2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008