Oranjerivier Cream Sherry 1996

Sweet cram sherry, dark gold colour. Forward nose, raisiny bouquet - full bodied, obvious Sultana taste with a lingering aftertaste.

variety : Sultana [ Sultana ]
winemaker : Team
wine of origin : Orange River
analysis : alc : 17.0 % vol  rs : 190.0 g/l  pH : 3.9  ta : 4.0 g/l  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : 20 years

in the cellar : Climate:
High summer temperatures, summer rainfall area.

Mostly old vines - the area stretches across 300km. Hot long summers contribute to resultant high sugars.

The grapes were harvested at a ripeness of 24 - 26ºB. Skin contact was allowed for 48 hours. Before spontaneous fermentation could take place, skin and juice were separated and wine was fortified. The wine and sediment were lift for 2 months to ensure a full wine. The wine was matured for a total of 48 months in sherry barrels.

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