Thelema "Vin de Hel" Muscat Late Harvest (375ml) 2014

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R110.00 per bottle (incl. VAT)

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$7.24 per bottle

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A golden dessert wine with very typical Muscat characters on the nose. The wine shows upfront aromas of pineapple, citrus, apricots, a touch of honey and subtle floral notes. The palate is lush with 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 Very hot and dry vintage, resulting in an early start to the picking, with different varieties ripening at the same time. A tough vintage for the winery crews.
Picking date 17th April
Grape sugar 38 °B
Acidity 7.0 g/l
pH at harvest 3.7
Yeasts Zymaflore ST
Fermentation temp 14 °C
Method The bunches were destalked, crushed and allowed to ferment for 24 hours on the skins. The fermenting must went through a slow 3 hours press cycle and the turbid juice carried on fermentation in Stainless steel tanks.
Residual sugar 205 g/l
pH 3.59
Total acid 7.3 g/l
Alcohol 11% by volume
Maturation 2016 – 2024

A golden dessert wine with very typical Muscat characters on the nose. The wine shows upfront aromas of pineapple, citrus, apricots, a touch of honey and subtle floral notes. The palate is lush with the perfect balance between sweetness and fresh acidity. The 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