Honouring Charles’s late mother, this traditional straw-dried sweet wine is a true labour of love. Fragrant, succulent and crisp – a sumptuous dessert wine of balanced finesse with tropical fruit and litchi blossoming upon every sip. Ideal to end off any dinner evening among friends.
The La Beryl is a traditional straw-dried sweet wine named after Charles Back’s mother. The wine was produced using Chenin Blanc and Muscat grapes grown on decomposed granite soils on the Fairview farm. The fruit was harvested very carefully by hand over a three-day period. Bunches were individually picked once each was perfectly ripe. Harvesting took place at approximately 22 brix. Packed into small lug boxes, the grapes were transported to a well-ventilated shed, where they were carefully laid out to dry on racks lined with straw. It took four weeks for the grapes to dry to a raisin state, by which time they had lost up to 75% of their moisture. The grapes were pressed and allowed to ferment in stainless steel tanks.
Regional Revival Range
Chenin Blanc, Muscat de Frontignan
|Wine of Origin||
Dried mango, apricot and honey flavours on the nose.
Full mouth feel with litchi and citrus flavours, balanced acidity and a long, lingering finish.
Chenin Blanc: 71% Muscat de Frontignan: 29%
2017: Platter's 4.5 star rating for vintage 2016
|Past Wine Awards||
2017: Platter's 4.5 star rating for vintage 2015, Top 100 SA Wines 2017 for 2015