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Honouring Charles’s late mother, this traditional straw-dried sweet wine is a true labour of love. A bold, assertive dessert wine with aromas of ripe apricots, honeysuckle perfume and citrus flavours on the nose. Savour a full mouth feeling with sweet tropical fruit and citrus flavours, followed by an unctuous texture courtesy of the racy, well-balanced acidity.
The grapes are carefully harvested by hand over a three-day period. Bunches are only individually picked once perfectly ripened. Harvesting takes place at approximately 22° Brix. Packed into small lug boxes, the grapes are transported to a well-ventilated shed and carefully laid out on straw lined drying racks. It takes 3-4 weeks for the grapes to dry to an almost raisin like state, by which time they have lost up to 75% of their moisture. The grapes are then pressed and allowed to ferment in stainless steel tanks.
Chenin Blanc, Muscat Blanc
|Wine of Origin||
Apricots, lemon, grape and honey
Savour a full mouth feeling with ripe tropical fruit and zesty citrus
64% Chenin Blanc | 36% Muscat Blanc