Hannepoot a.k.a. Muscat de Alexandria | Zuid-Afrikaanse tafeldruif die groeit op de farm | volgens de schriften is de Hannopoot de eerste aangeplante druif in de kaap in de 17 eeuw | aromatisch en zuiver wit | licht tropisch | goede zuren | droge finale | ideale wijn voor schaal en schelpdieren
Tasting notes: Very aromatic….honey suckle, pineapple and other tropical fruits. The palate is fruity and the finish dry. The 2019 has a very light, ephemeral quality to it (it drinks easily @ 10.5% alc!).
Vineyard: The 2019 vintage was characterised by a warm and dry growing season. Although the low soilmoisture levels led to some stress, the vines were very healthy in terms of diseases and pests, and the grapes ripened easily. The vineyard is situated on Klipdam farm in the south-western corner of the Paarl appellation. It’s a dry-farmed, bushvine vineyard planted in clay-rich soil.
Winemaking: Grapes were gently whole-bunch pressed and the partially clarified juice was fermented in old, well-seasoned barriques. Bottling took place after a 5 month maturation period on the lees. No additives apart from Sulphur were used.
Analysis: Alcohol: 10.5%