Veritas Awards 2010 - Bronze Medal
November 2010 Wine Magazine 3½ Stars
Soft golden, with a perfumed nose emanating from the glass. Subtle flavours of litchi, lime and rose petals, contributed by the Gewürztraminer, combined with an underlying spice from the Muscat de Frontignan, adding to the complexity of this aromatic wine. Well balanced residual sugar and acidity provides a long, crisp finish with layers of fruit and floral tones.
55% Muscat de Frontignan, 45% Gewürztraminer
A perfect partner for spicy Thai foods or Cape Malay curries.
In The Vineyard
The wine is made from two newly planted nabouring Vineyards. Both these vineyards were planted on a South-West-facing slope, facing straight towards Table-mountain. It's the second crop for the Muscat de Frontignan and first crop for the newly planted Gewurztraminer.
About The Harvest
Grapes were hand harvested at optimum flavour.
In The Cellar
Both varieties were hand picked at 22- 23° B. The wine is an unwooded blend of 55% Muscat de Frontignan and 45% Gewurztraminer. Both varieties were fermented separately in Stainless steel tanks at 12° C to retain fresh fruit aromas. They were blended shortly after fermentation and bottled early to retain freshness and vitality. We stopped the fermentation by cooling the wine down. This resulted in an off-dry Bouquet Blanc with a lower alcohol and beautiful natural RS.