La Cotte Semi-Sweet

A easy drinking wine with distinctive flowery bouquet and intense muscat flavours. This wine is full of flower and spicy honey flavours, it’s lightly sweet but with a long, clean aftertaste.

Drinks well on its own or is the ideal match for spicy foods and curries, especially Cape Malay dishes.

variety : Muscat dAlexandrie [ Muscat dAlexandrie, Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Jolene Calitz
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 24.7 g/l  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : White  style : Semi Sweet  body : Light  taste : Fragrant  

ageing : Enjoy within 18 months from vintage.

in the vineyard : Grapes originated from Franschhoek Region
Average age of vines: 15 years
Type of soil: Alluvial

about the harvest: Grapes harvested at sugar levels between 21 - 23°B.

in the cellar : After destalking, flavour extraction is achieved by 8 to10 hours skin contact. After separation from the skins the juice settles overnight. Clear juice is racked from the lees to a fermentation tank and inoculated with active dry yeast. Fermentation takes place at 12 to 15°C. The wine is allowed to ferment dry, then racked from the lees, stabilised and filtered ready for bottling.

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Muscat dAlexandrie