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Villa Esposto Straw Wine 2020

Villa Esposto Straw Wine 2020
Villa Esposto Straw Wine 2020
It all started in 1969 when Basie van Lill and some guys from school had a plan. They decided to plant Muscat de Alexandre on own roots, trained as bush vines and of course with no irrigation, because of the unique climate of the mountains and very good care from the owner, the vines survived 52 vintages and are still going strong. Grapes were handpicked and dried in the sun for 2 weeks. During this process the sugar content increases with up to 20 balling. The grapes were so nice, it had to be pressed twice, to extract all the goodness. At this high sugar, fermentation is a challenge for any yeast. However, the yeast declared the wine perfect at 18% sugar and stopped fermenting the sugar. The wine is then left to settle naturally, stabilized, filtered and bottled to preserve all the natural goodness.
 

Bottle size: 375ml

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Wine Information
Accolades Tim Atkin 2023 Report - 93 points
Terroir Awards 2023 - National Winner
Brand Group Villa Esposto
Other This range is made from bush vine vineyards, on the farm Arbeideind (Basie van Lill) . We're also part of the Old Vine Project, as these vineyards-age ranges from 35+ years.
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Variety Muscat dAlexandrie
Blend Percentage Muscat dAlexandrie
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R140.00
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  • Range: Villa Esposto
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