Weltevrede Therona Special Late Harvest 1998

This is a very easy drinking fruity Special Late Harvest.

variety : Therona [ Therona ]
winemaker : Philip Jonker
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 11,0 % vol  rs : 26,2 g/l  pH : 3,3  ta : 6,0 g/l  
pack : Bottle  

in the cellar : The first Therona wine in South Africa was produced by Weltevrede Wine estate in 1986.

The Therona cultivar was named after Prof CJ Theron, former Professor in Viticulture at the University of Stellenbosch.

This cultivar, initially known by its experimental name of U2, was developed at Stellenbosch by Prof Chris Orffer.

The grapes were harvested fairly late in the season at 24 degrees Balling. The cold-fermentation of 14-16 °C was stopped at about 26 g/l residual sugar.

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