White Muscadel

Sweet Fortified Dessert Wine

VARIETY: White Muscadel

WINERY: Orange River Cellars

WINEMAKER: Chris Venter

WINE OF ORIGIN: Northern Cape

Full muscat with floral notes of orange blossom, jasmine and violet on the nose.

Smooth and sweet flavours of raisins and fruit balanced by a fresh acidity.

alc: 16,47 % vol rs: 274,2 g/l pH: 3,74
type: Dessert wine style: Sweet ta: 4,5 g/l
body: Full taste: Sweet pack: Bottle
size: 750ml closure: Screw cap unwooded
ageing: 10+ years
Facing: East/West
Soil Types: Deep alluvial soil
Age: 23 Years
Yield per hectare: 14 t/ha
Trellised: T-Kap
Irrigation: Flood
Harvest date: Late March

Muscat de Frontignan grapes are selected from parcels of land the are renowned for there properties to deliver berry very suitable for classic muscat flavours, harvested  at about 27 Balling.

Berries are cold soaked for 24 hours, dejuiced and then fortified with 96 vol % alcohol and tank aged for at least 12 months, a small portion are put in 3 fill barrels for 12 months and blende with the tank wines.

  • Platters Fine Wine Guide - 4.5/5 Stars

  • Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Silver 87/100

  • MichelAngelo International Wine and Spirits Challenge 2021 - Gold

  • Veritas 2021 - Silver Outstanding