Weltevrede Cape Muscat 2001

The result is a rich wine with a fine bouquet and a softly flavoursome raisin aftertaste - all the ingredients necessary for a fireside aperitif, a dessert-course accompaniment or as a sun-filled touch of sweetness served over ice in summer. Naturally it also serves as an ideal Communion Wine.


variety : Muscat de Frontignan | 100% Muscadel
winemaker : Philip Jonker
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 16.50 % vol  rs : 238.5 g/l  pH : 3.80  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Fortified  
pack : Bottle  

in the cellar : Winelovers may remember that back in 1986 Weltevrede made a once-off release of a Red Muscadel called Oupa se Wingerd (Grandpa's Vineyard), which had its origin in the so-called Oupa se Wingerd, planted in 1926 by the founder of Weltevrede, Klaas Jonker.

Today, 780 of the original vines, declared a National Monument, are still harvested and form part of the 1998 Oupa se Wyn Red Muscadel.

Grapes for Oupa se Wyn are harvested at an average of 25º Balling, crushed and allowed 36 hours of skin contact. Use is made of enzymes and a special pump-over and press-through process to extract the maximum colour and character. Thereafter the juice is separated and fortified with neutral wine spirits before fermentation can take place, in order to retain the natural grape sugar.

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OTHER VINTAGES

Muscat de Hambourg
Muscat de Frontignan