ORC Old Brown Fortified

Sweet Fortified Dessert Wine

VARIETY: Old Brown

WINERY: Orange River Cellars

WINEMAKER: Philani Gumede

WINE OF ORIGIN: Northern Cape

Nutty flavours with raisins on the nose and a distinctive aged character. The palate is warm with rich notes of caramel and smooth dry finish.

Enjoy as a dessert wine or aperitif.

Pairs well with hard cheeses and spicy dishes.

alc: 16,64 % vol rs: 138g/l pH: 3,41
type: Dessert wine style: Sweet ta: 5,2 g/l
body: Full taste: Sweet pack: Bottle
size: 750ml closure: Screw cap unwooded
ageing: 10+ years
Facing: East/West
Soil Types: Deep alluvial loamy soil
Age: 18 Years
Yield per hectare: 29 t/ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Flood
Harvest date: Beginning of March

Machine harvest and time is allowed for juice to start oxidising at bit before dejuicing the grapes to give the wine its designative character. 

Fermentation on skins until 10 degrees sugar are fermented, thereafter fortified and aged in tanks for 14 months.